From Raleigh, North Carolina, John Wall is a professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays the point guard position and is a five-time NBA All-Star. Off-the-court, he frequents community events benefiting children, and through the John Wall Family Foundation hosts an annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway that provides hundreds of students in his hometown and Washington, D.C. with school supplies before each school year. In this interview with UGG, he shares his pre-game and post-game rituals and essentials that include our iconic Tasman and Fluff You.
We hear a lot of stories about athletes and superstitions. Are you a superstitious person? What is your pre-game ritual?
I’m not really superstitious, and I try to keep a chill routine on game days. Now we have morning COVID testing, and then I come home and try to relax, do pre-game treatment, and take a nap. Then I have a good meal, get dressed, and I’m off to the game.
And what about your post-game routine? How do you relax and recover?
Post-game is all about treatment for me, then a nice dinner and some good red wine.
The game is on the road again this season. What are your must-haves to make a hotel room your home-away-from-home?
Must-haves in my hotel room to make me feel at home are my speakers, PS5, candles, and my UGG slippers.
Off-the-court style has always been a thing, but it’s getting a lot more attention with the rise of social media. How would you say your personal style has changed over the years?
I think my style continues to evolve – I pick things that I like, and I don’t really follow trends.
What is your favorite thing to do off-season?
My favorite thing to do in the off-season is spend time with my sons and my family. I’m always in training mode so I take a very small break, and then I’m back in the lab ready to go.