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NBA Rookie Otto Porter Jr. Buys Homeless Man Lunch

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Otto Porter Jr #22 of the Washington Wizards poses for a portrait during 2013 NBA Media Day at
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Otto Porter Jr #22 of the Washington Wizards poses for a portrait during 2013 NBA Media Day at the Verizon Center on September 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA season hasn't started yet, but Otto Porter Jr., a Washington Wizards rookie, has already recorded an important assist.

Porter spotted a homeless man on his way into a Washington, D.C., restaurant Friday and soon emerged with lunch -- for the both of them. He sat down with the man and they ate their sandwiches "while making small talk," observer Michael Stein wrote in a letter to the Washington Post.

But what made the deed somewhat remarkable was that there were no cameras rolling and no publicity team to inform the media. Stein called him a role model. "This pure act of kindness, when no one was paying any attention, demonstrated true character and a genuine concern for someone in need," he wrote.

The Wizards confirmed to USA Today that the do-gooder was their first-round pick Porter, whose "generosity and character speak for themselves.”

Before the NBA draft last summer, Porter told the Morning Journal, "I bring great character."

Who could dispute that now?

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