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Humanity is alive and well in the NBA

NBA players and owners are pledging money to the workers in their arenas who would otherwise not be paid during the NBA suspension.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

It started with Kevin Love:

Then came Giannis Antetokounmpo:

Also Blake Griffin:

Even the young Pelicans’ leader Zion Williamson made a pledge:

It’s heartwarming to see a man that young reaching out and making a difference out of reverence to his upbringing.

But the players aren’t the only ones stepping up.

Mav’s owner Mark Cuban is working out a plan to cover all hourly employees during the shutdown:

It’s great to see all the goodwill coming, but this should just be the tip of the iceberg. There are 500+ players, coaches, assistants, and trainers who should all be offering support to the people who keep the arenas alive while the games are played.

I’ll keep updating as more of these pledges come in, or (hopefully) be able to write new posts with the creative ways those who benefit financially the most are protecting those who get paid the least.

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