National Basketball Association

Spreading the Love

March 13

As major sports leagues and sporting events reacted to the coronavirus outbreak over the last 48 hours, Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love decided to take action.

With the cancelation of the NBA, MLS and more, hourly arena workers will be without paychecks as well.

Over the course of the past few years, Love has used his platform to speak out about more than sports.

In recent years, he has become a major advocate for mental health awareness.

Love isn't the only player who has stepped up to the plate in order to support arena staffers during the NBA suspension.

Milwaukee Bucks superstar and reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo followed Love's lead, announcing on Friday that he will donate $100,000 to the Bucks staff at Fiserv Forum.

Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin pledged to support workers on Friday afternoon:

New Orleans Pelicans rookie star Zion Williamson has pledged to pay the salary of workers at the Smoothie King Center for the next month:

On Wednesday night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was the first to mention implementing a plan to ensure staffers are paid during the NBA's coronavirus suspension.

Soon after Cuban's announcement, Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler followed suit and vowed workers will be taken care of.

On Friday afternoon, the Houston Rockets joined the movement: 

Stay tuned for more updates.


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