Global Grind

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NBA players might be tough on the exterior, but many are softies on the inside.

John Wall deserved to celebrate a big win with his team the Washington Wizards last night, but it was hard for the NBA star, as he suffered the loss of one of his closest friends – a 6-year-old cancer patient named Miyah.

The Wizards point guard befriended Miyah earlier this year, and helped fulfill her wish of meeting Nicki Minaj, who gave her wigs to wear while hanging out with her favorite hip-hop star.

Unfortunately, Miyah was unable to win her battle with terminal illness, and passed away this past Saturday evening.

In a post-game interview last night, John broke down while talking about the little girl who changed his life:

“This is an emotional game for me. This is for Miyah, my close friend that I met last year…

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