John Wall on Donating $1M to D.C. Charities: ‘It’s Not All About Me’

by Chris Lingebach
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lJohn Wall #2 and Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards attends the NBA Summer League on July 13, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

lJohn Wall #2 and Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards attends the NBA Summer League on July 13, 2013 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The Wizards broke the bank to ensure John Wall will remain in D.C. long-term, signing him to a 5-year, $80-million contract extension on Wednesday.

But the money exchange doesn’t stop with Wall, who upon signing the deal, turned around to donate $1 million of his new-found wealth to D.C.-area charities (to be named later).

“My thing is, you get your deal, you make your money throughout this league, and God put you on this earth to do other things,” Wall told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes Thursday.

“It’s not all about me,” he continued. “I’m happy I can take care of my family and my mom, and make sure things are good. But you always want to give back to the ones that’s not wealthy, you know, and make sure you help them out as much as possible. “

“You need to worry about other people,” Wall said. “That’s how you make yourself a better person as well.”

One sign the Wizards truly have rebuilt this roster: Andray Blatche would never have said the words: “It’s not all about me.”

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