John Wall’s Game 6 dagger may not have been enough to keep his Wizards alive in the playoffs, but he’s still making moves. The 26-year-old has been tapped as a brand ambassador by New Era, as part of the company’s deal with the NBA.
Coming off a career season, the perennial All-Star made his first All-NBA team this year and cemented himself among the elite players in the league.
His future with the Wizards, however, is less certain. Wall has been reluctant to sign an extension in Washington until the team clarifies its long-term plans.
In an era where players have more control over their destinies than ever before, Wall is wisely opting to use the leverage he’s earned as one of the NBA’s best point guards to make sure he doesn’t wind toiling away in futility, while leading an under-powered squad to early playoff exits.
No matter where he ends up, he’ll be fitted and kitted thanks to the good folks at New Era, who helped him achieve every man’s dream of getting paid to wear hats.