Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to donate $1 million to assist LA community with coronavirus
The Ballmer Group, founded by Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie, will donate $1M to community groups in L.A. to help during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/dk3YMi3rxa
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 20, 2020
The coronavirus is negatively impacting a lot of lives at the moment. The NBA, its players, and owners have done a tremendous job of donating money for the arena workers and Ballmer is just the latest member of the NBA population to show off his kindness, this time toward the Los Angeles community.
Before the NBA suspended play after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus, the Clippers were in second place in the Western Conference standings. They had an impressive record of 44-20 and were only 5.5 games back of the Los Angeles Lakers for the No. 1 spot.
This season marked the first time the Clippers were legitimate title contenders with superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way, not to mention L.A. has Lou Williams, Marcus Morris, Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, Reggie Jackson and Landry Shamet as great supporting cast members.
NBA owners would like to resume the season in the summer, maybe in July or August. Canceling the 2020 playoffs is reportedly something owners are trying to avoid at all costs since the league makes most of its money in the postseason.
The Clippers partnered with the Lakers and L.A. Kings of the NHL to pay for Staples Center arena employees while the games are suspended.