Coming into the 2013 NBA Draft, Georgetown star Otto Porter was thought to be one of the more polished athletes available.
Like any rookie, he’d have his share of struggles on the court, but if you were looking for a top pick who could jump into the fire and help immediately, Porter was a good pick to do so.
That lead to the Washington Wizards selecting the young forward third overall, who is already making impressions, both on-court and off.
According to a Washington Post reader, they spotted Porter while they were eating their lunch at a local sandwich shop.
The reader suggested that there was a ‘disheveled’ homeless man asking anybody who passed by for a few dollars so he could pick up a sandwich, however, when Porter walked by, he did far more. The young player entered the shop, bought two sandwiches, two chips and two drinks than promptly presented the man with his meal and the two sat down and had lunch together.
…the Washington Wizards’ newest first-round draft pick, drove up, hopped out of his car and entered the shop. Mr. Porter soon exited with his sandwich and drink — but also with a sandwich, a bag of chips and a drink for the homeless man. Mr. Porter then sat down next to the man, and they both enjoyed their sandwiches while making small talk.
There were no cameras around. No reporters. No bright lights. Just a young man providing kindness to another who was less fortunate.