In this touching video, John Wall of the Washington Wizards was interviewed after a double overtime win over the Boston Celtics, 133-132. The recent passing of a young girl he befriended - Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, brought this normally stoic athlete to tears.
Note Wall's Elevated Central Forehead Contraction - which, in the somewhat lower resolution image below, is more prominent slightly on his right-of-center (however the sides [lateral aspect] of his forehead remains uncontracted). This facial change is accompanied by the elevation of his inner (medial) eyebrows and slightly closed eyelids. His nostrils are also flared (very often seen prior to crying). He's also biting his lower left lip in an attempt to prevent a crescendo of his sorrow. This nonverbal cluster-context shows us that John Wall is feeling high levels of grief, empathy and emotional pain.
My condolences to family and loved-ones of Miyah Telemaque-Nelson.
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