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John Wall misses Bucks game, participates in Light The Night event for Miyah

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Sometimes there are things that are bigger than basketball. This is one of them.

From time to time, there are some things which take precedence over your job. Perhaps it is a family event. Or maybe it's a cause that you're passionate about.

John Wall did both of those things earlier Saturday when he attended the Light the Night D.C. walk for Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, his young friend who passed away to lymphoma last year. Check out the tweets below:

I expected that Wall would play against the Bucks earlier today. After all, he is focused on making sure that the Wizards build upon last season's 46-36 campaign. But it is also a great thing to see that Wall is taking part in a cause for a person who he considers as part of his family.

Thank you for being the amazing man that you are on and off the court, John!