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.