John Wall wears many hats.
Most of the time, you'll see him in Washington Wizards red, white and blue, attempting to lead the team to victory. On other occasions, you just might see him spearhead a campaign to answer the question: What city produces the best basketball talent?
That's been the case since June, when Wall partnered with Red Bull to bring us the Red Bull Midnight Run Finals, a "nationwide invite-only basketball competition for elite players," designed to figure out which city produces the best basketball talent, per the press release.
Following seven months of competitions, the top eight players from each of the nine featured cities—Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—will meet at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Jan. 10, immediately after the Brooklyn Nets take on the Miami Heat.
Wall sat down with Bleacher Report to discuss his involvement in the Red Bull Midnight Run Finals, while also touching upon various other topics, including his All-Star-worthy campaign and the NBA's point guard hierarchy.
"It’s going to be an exciting final showdown," said Wall, one of the talent scouts who helped assemble teams, in the press release. "This competition has guys who are going to battle it out in order to represent their city. There’s a lot of respect for these guys, and they’re going to play hard to earn those bragging rights."
Unlike many other competitions, this isn't about tangible prizes. It's about pride. About respect.
About leaving with the ultimate form of bragging rights.