Amidst all the daily happenings of the hustle and bustle that is the business of the NBA, there are some amazing acts of kindness made by teams, players and organizations every day that go unnoticed.
The Washington Wizards did something pretty awesome before their game with the Orlando Magic Sunday afternoon, they introduced 13-year-old Niyear Perez along with their starting line-ups.
Perez is a former AAU player and self-proclaimed John Wall super fan (he thinks he is the best point guard in the NBA, which is at least debatable) who had his kidneys removed after suffering extreme seizures in January, and is currently awaiting a kidney transplant.
The middle-schooler from Connecticut got the full-on NBA superstar treatment including hanging out with Wall and his Wizards teammates pre-game, holding his own press conference and getting introduced with the Wizards starters.
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Niyear got to enjoy the game from court side seats with owner Ted Leonosis (it was a good one, the Washington Wizards won 115-114) and have an experience he will never ever forget.
Check out a story the Washington Post did on Niyear’s special day here: D.C. Sports Bog John Wall makes ailing young Wizards fan’s wish come true
Here’s to hoping Niyear Perez is able to get the transplant he needs soon. Kudos to the Wizards for being a class-act in this situation and going above and beyond for a kid who deserves it.