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Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) drives against Milwaukee Bucks' O.J. Mayo (3) during an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
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There are more important things for John Wall than basketball

When Washington Wizards All Star point guard John Wall has a bad night on the court, he knows there are a lot more people in world that have it worse off than he does.

One of these people was his friend Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson.

Damiyah was a 5-year-old girl Wall met through the Wizards that was battling cancer. It’s a friendship that grew stronger with each day and a friendship that has continued over a year after Nelson succumb to the cancer days before her sixth birthday.

It’s a relationship that once again proves the greatness of professional athletes how there are things in this world that are more important than personal egos.

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