Washington Wizards players take part in Special Olympics basketball game

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Wizards guard John Wall took the court Thursday night but this time in a referees uniform. This is because Wall was the referee for a game played in the Special Olympics D.C. Unified Basketball League. The Wizards took part in this event for the third straight year in hopes of raising awareness to try and end the use of the “R” word.

The Special Olympics of D.C. call this day, “Spread the Word to End the Word.” For the second straight year, guards Garrett Temple and Martell Webster sang the National Anthem.

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It is great to see professional athletes reach out and help people that aren’t “as fortunate” as everyone else. Just because they are different doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the same type of opportunities and respect as anyone in the world.

Below we have included some pictures from the event. Singing sensation’s Martell Webster and Garrett Temple were coaching one team, Trevor Booker and Chris Singleton coached the other, while John Wall and Marcin Gortat were referees.

 

 

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

Photo: washingtonwizards.com

 

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