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John Wall to Donate $1 Million of New Extension to D.C. Charities

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    Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, left, looks on as point guard John Wall speaks during a news conference to announce his new contract at the Verizon Center on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Washington. Wall signed a five-year, $80 million extension to remain with the team. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    During Thursday's press conference to formally announce his new five-year, $80 million extension, Wizards point guard John Wall announced that he will donate $1 million to local charities.

    “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. 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. That’s how you make yourself a better person as well.”

    For more from Wall's press conference, check out the highlights from CSN Washington below:


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