Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, Oklahoma City Thunder playmaker Chris Paul and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young are among the NBA stars who are joining together with other athletes and celebrities for a COVID-19 response fund.
From the NBA world, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Trae Young, Tyler Herro, Rudy Gay and Seth Curry have donated items that will be raffled to donors who make a minimum $25 donation.
All the proceeds will go to “The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund.”
David Schwab, executive vice president for the sports agency Octagon, helped come up with the idea.
“Right away, so many athletes were asking how could they help. What could they do?” Schwab told ESPN. “This was a way for them to do something together. Our goal is simple: to provide as much relief as we can for COVID-19. Every day we all wake up thinking about the people who are sick and the spread of this disease. And this will help those people.”
The NBA was forced to suspend the season after Utah Jazz All-Star center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. All the teams in the league have paid for their arena workers during the hiatus.
NBA team owners are hopeful of resuming the season in the summer. However, fans shouldn’t get their hopes up since the coronavirus continues to spread.
Before the NBA suspended the season, the Milwaukee Bucks had the best record in the league. Curry and the Warriors, meanwhile, had the worst record.