By ANIKA REED
Wizards guard John Wall received a big honor and a big bus when he was inducted into the "Ride of Fame" on Monday, Oct. 26.
The "Ride of Fame" honored Wall with a double-decker bus for his charitable work as well as his on-the-court accomplishments. The 25-year-old guard was formally inducted outside of the Verizon Center in Chinatown, home to the Wizards, the Capitals, the Mystics and the Georgetown Hoyas.
Wall's induction included a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil his decal on the side of the bus. The ride started outside following the induction ceremony, and the bus drove Wall and his fans through the streets of D.C.
Wall received a his own seat on the top deck of the bus, and during the ride he penned a personalized message.
The "Ride of Fame" celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015 and celebrates influential leaders who positively highlight their respective cities through a series of mobile monuments dedicated toward them. Wall joins the ranks of other notable figures, including fellow D.C. sports persona Alex Ovechkin, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, actor Sir Patrick Stewart and Grammy Award-winning LL Cool J.
The Wizards are currently 2-1 in the regular season, and go on to play the Spurs Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the Verizon Center.