John Wall revealed in an NBCS interview on Friday that his mother is battling cancer.
The Wizards star was asked how he was handling the devastating ruptured Achilles he suffered earlier this week, and he said that it will give him more time to care for his mom, Frances Pulley, according to The Washington Post. The point guard also has a newborn son named Ace.
Wall is by all accounts extremely close to his mother; he bought her a seven-bedroom house after he was drafted by the Wizards and in 2017 gave a touching thank you to his mom when he was inducted into the Kentucky basketball Hall of Fame.
The Wizards will be without their best player for about a year after Wall fell in his home earlier this week and tore his Achilles.