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For Wall, Wizards roll out a red carpet

Updated: June 26, 2010, 2:38 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- John Wall was driven in an SUV-size limo to the Verizon Center, where he stepped onto a red carpet surrounded by scores of fans who cheered, craned their necks and did their best to snap photos of the Washington Wizards' No. 1 overall draft pick.

Once inside the arena, he learned that the mayor had proclaimed Friday as "John Wall Day" -- an honor Alex Ovechkin didn't get until winning a league MVP. Wall also watched a video that welcomed him to the nation's capital, with greetings ...

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