Apr. 15, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) shoots a free throw against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards' John Wall donates $1 million to charity


On Wednesday, the Washington Wizards officially locked up former no. 1 overall pick John Wall to a five-year contract extension worth around $80 million, the most money the fourth-year point guard can be paid for his contract extension.

But it was what Wall did with $1 million of that new contract that stole the headlines today:

Wall recognized his place as the Wizards’ franchise player Thursday in announcing the five-year, $80 million contact. He’ll donate $1 million of that to Washington, D.C.-area charities.

“And I want to donate my time along with the money,” said Wall, who intends to volunteer in the community where he’s played since the Wizards drafted him No. 1 overall out of UK in 2010.

Wall hasn’t identified the charities yet — his agent just finalized the deal Wednesday — but he has a while to figure it out.

 

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