NBA basketball players generous and mobilized against the coronavirus

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NBA basketball players generous and mobilized against the coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a halt, following containment and an economy to a halt.

Many basketball players have decided to mobilize to help the employees of their clubs who are unemployed due to the end of the NBA season. But they also made donations to buy medical equipment and help families affected by the coronavirus.

  • Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love was the first to offer help in fighting the coronavirus.

He donated $ 100,000 through his foundation to workers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to help them through these difficult times because they will not be able to work.

The Cleveland Cavaliers issued a statement explaining that all employees would be taken care of after the games were canceled.

« Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities. Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon. They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak. It’s important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat. Be kind to one another. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don’t feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need — whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family..»

 

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Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we’ve been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I’m concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I’m committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities. Pandemics are not just a medical phenomenon. They affect individuals and society on so many levels, with stigma and xenophobia being just two aspects of the impact of a pandemic outbreak. It’s important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat. Be kind to one another. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don’t feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time. And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need — whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family.

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  • Bismack Biyombo

In recent years, the DRC has faced many devastating diseases like Ebola, measles, malaria, and now Covid-19.

NBA star Charlotte Hornets Bismack Biyombo has come to the aid of his homeland, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 « We have never experienced a crisis of this magnitude,” the Charlotte Hornets forward said … “Seeing my home country suffer in this capacity is devastating.. « 

He donated more than $ 1 million in medical equipment through his foundation. This will make it possible to supply medical equipment to the Congolese, including 10,000 face masks and 780 protective suits against hazardous materials. in the DRC.

I am pleased to announce that The Bismack Biyombo Foundation delivered over 10,000 masks and 780 hazmat suits to the DRC this week.”

 

  • Joel Embiid

NBA player Joel Embiid has donated $ 500,000 to medical services in Philidelphia and also to employees of his franchise, who suffers from a shortage of wages following the suspension of games due to the coronavirus.

 

  • Gorgui Sy Dieng

Memphis Basketball player Gorgui Sy Dieng is making his contribution to his homeland Senegal through his foundation by providing protective equipment for healthcare workers, but also prevention products made up of antiseptics and hydroalcoholized solutions.

His contribution  was given to Dr Aloyse Diouf, Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr.

«To fight against the spread of Covid-19, I decided, through my Foundation, to make my modest contribution … This donation consists of protective equipment intended for nursing staff often exposed to the disease, but also products of prevention composed of antiseptics and hydro-alcoholized solutions. Covid-19 is a serious disease, let’s have a responsible attitude while respecting the prescriptions of the health authorities. All buttons outside Senegal the coronavirus..»

 

  • Rudy Gobert

After making fun of the virus at a press conference, French basketball player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. He was the first NBA athlete to get the virus. He then found himself faced with a loss of taste and smell. Aware of his lack of discernment, he quickly apologized.

The Utah Jazz star donated more than $ 500,000 to support both the Vivint Smart Home Arena employee assistance fund and affected health services and families.

 

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo

It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life“, wrote Antetokounmpo.

Confined and saddened, the Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo decided to help the workers in the NBA halls.

Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. We can get through this together

This money will support and help the employees of the FiServ Forum, forced into technical unemployment.

 

  • Karl Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwilves player Karl-Anthony Towns has announced that he is donating $ 100,000 to a hospital to help fight the coronavirus epidemic. This generous donation made to the Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, in the state of Minnesota, will support them and also allow them to undergo screening tests for coronavirus.

« I hope we can fight this virus faster and more effectively by increasing the capacity and availability of tests, said Karl-Anthony Towns on his Instagram account. […] Thank you to the employees and medical staff of the Mayo Clinic, who work 24 hours a day to treat us. You are our heroes.. »

 

  • Stephen Curry

NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry decided through his foundation, Eat Learn Play, to help during this health crisis.

They donated to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Feeding America through their foundation.

Their donation will support children affected by the temporary closure of their schools, in order to provide more than a million meals to children.

Oakland is closing schools bc of COVID-19. We support this decision but are concerned a/b the 18,000+ kids that rely on school for 2+ meals daily. @eatlearnplay is donating to @ACCFB to ensure every child has access to the food they need. Join us & donate “,  Stephen Curry on Twitter.

 

  • Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin has pledged to give $ 100,000 to workers at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

 

  • Zion Williamson

The latest NBA Pelicans star Zion Williamson will donate to support arena workers, according to a statement on Instagram.

He decided to cover the salaries of all employees of the Smoothie King Center for the next 30 days. Hurricane Katrina caused many losses in the region. Then now it’s the coronavirus. The Pelican recruit wanted to help vulnerable people by also basing on the values his mother taught him.

« The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.. » Zion Williamson

 

 

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The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.

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  • Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard donated $ 100,000 to help employees at the Moda Center who suffer during the NBA break.

The Blazers have committed more than $ 1.4 million to a COVID-19 rescue effort. This included paying part-time employees in the Rose district for nine postponed matches.

Club owners are also mobilizing.

  • Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, donated $ 500,000, through the foundation of their team, to help medical personnel currently fighting the epidemic of coronavirus. The money will be used to provide child care for doctors, nurses and other staff at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. In addition, he said he paid workers as if games were played, just like the Cavaliers.

Other teams, such as the Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks, have made similar gestures.


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