LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Despite growing up in North Carolina and playing the first six years of his NBA career for the Washington Wizards, John Wall wore a Dallas Cowboys jersey Sunday in Landover.
John Wall threw up the X before having quick chat with 88 pic.twitter.com/9mGpeLnnmZ— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 18, 2016
"John Wall was wearing a Emmitt Smith jersey," J.P. Flaim said on CSN Mid-Atlantic. "This is a guy from the Wizards, that calls out the D.C. fans for rooting for other teams and he shows up at FedEx with a Cowboys jersey?"
Wall also threw up "the X" hand signal to Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant before the two had a sideline chat, as noted by Jon Machota. Wall has previously worn Washington jerseys, but the move is peculiar for the guard who is signed through 2018. The 26-year-old had two knee surgeries this offseason.
Just Dez Bryant and Wizards John Wall chatting it up at FedEx Field before the game. No big deal. pic.twitter.com/oABM3a6VEz— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) September 18, 2016
Wall supports the Cowboys mostly because of his mom's love for the franchise.
"I'm a mama's boy and that's my mama's team," Wall told the Dallas Morning News.
Headline: John Wall launches his official Get Me Out Of Town campaign with a bang, fam— Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) September 18, 2016
The three-time All-Star has averaged 18 points, 9 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game during his NBA career.