Ben’s Chili Bowl’s wall has been a topic of conversation for years now.
Ever since the D.C. landmark painted over the famed mural, which contained Barack Obama, Bill Cosby, Chuck Brown and Donnie Simpson, the question has been who would be on the next mural. The restaurant took feedback from the internet on who should be the next face of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
At least for now, we have our answer.
Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal grace the mural for the time being, just ahead of the start of the playoffs. Per the Wizards, the mural was “designed by local artist and Wizards fan Robert Generette III,” a photography teacher at a Maryland high school, and will stay up through early May.
What’s more, the two guards were on hand for the unveiling, joined by beloved color commentator Phil Chenier, whose time in the role is coming to an end in just a matter of weeks.
The mural was unveiled at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Ben’s Chili Bowl, and Beal and Wall were photographed posing.
The city has often been relatively quiet regarding the Wizards, something Wall himself has noted by wondering publicly why he didn’t have any billboards around D.C. Perhaps this will appease the All-Star guard and his backcourt mate.
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