As you've probably heard, the 2010 off-season has long-term ramifications for the NBA. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chirs Bosh and Amare Stoudemire are just a few of the players with the opportunity to change addresses this summer. Washington wasn't expected to be a major player in this year's free agency bonanza, but now that the Wizards have the No. 1 pick, D.C. suddenly has some sex appeal.
When John Wall is selected by the Wizards on June 24, he will automatically become the face of the franchise and the team's best recruiter for potential free agents. When you consider John Wall's importance to the Wizards' franchise, this tweet becomes important:
Gettin ready to go to the game tonite!!!
The game he's referring to, of course, is Game 2 of the NBA Finals. In Celtics-Lakers match-up alone, there are several free agents, including Ray Allen. Although Wall may not be able to lure those two away from Beantown, Wall will be in close contact with plenty of potential free agents who have descended on L.A. for the Finals, not to mention the party life. But you can rest assured that John Wall is not strictly on trip for pleasure. If you're wondering what he has to say to potential free agents, hit the jump.
John Wall's Potential Recruiting Pitches For The 2010 Free Agent Class
LeBron: Come to D.C., you'll be so famous that you'll make Barack Obama envious.
Dwyane Wade: Sure it gets a little colder here in winter, but I bet you can't get a half smoke in Miami!
Joe Johnson: Just kidding, you're not a major free agent.
Amare: If you want to be the No. 1 guy somewhere, come to Washington. Our best athlete hails from Russia. Surely, you can do better than that.
Chris Bosh: People are used to high profile figures burning bridges before coming to town, so you'll fit right in here.