John Wall's average of 8.8 assists is good enough for fourth in the NBA, but the burgeoning star's biggest this season may have come off the court.
Wall, who earned his first All-Star Game appearance this year, heard about the story of 5-year old Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson through a friend. Damiyah, who goes by Miyah, was diagnosed with cancer in October. She's received her share of presents as she goes through chemotherapy, but there's one more thing she wants -- to meet Nicki Minaj and get one of the pop star's famous pink wigs.
According to the Washington Post, Wall has friends of friends in Minaj's circle. So the 23-year-old decided to leverage his connections as well as his half a million Instagram followers to help Miyah fulfill her dream.
"@NickiMinaj #HelpMiyahMeetNicki #PinkWig4Miyah Fans I need your help to get my buddy Miyah's wish granted. She's a 5 year old battling cancer and her wish is to meet @NickiMinaj and get one of her pink wigs! I need your help, comment on this photo "@NickiMinaj #HelpMiyahMeetNicki #PinkWig4Miyah"! Let's get Miyah's one of Nicki's pink wigs!"
Before long, Minaj responded with an Instagram post of her own:
"Hi Miyah!!!! Let's see what we can come up with for a pretty little princess. ;)"
Miyah's mom, Kadisha, told the Post her daughter was ecstatic to hear from her idol.
"She doesn’t know the depths of it, but she's so happy,” Kadisha said. “She said: ‘Nicki wrote me, Mommy? You think you’re going to like me in my pink wig?’ I said, ‘Yes Miymiy, I’m going to love you in whatever you have on.'"