NBA news: Team LeBron, Team Curry to donate a total of $500,000 to community-based organizations
This season, the NBA is implementing a brand new format to the All-Star Game. Unlike previous seasons, voters selected All-Stars from across the league. Players with the most votes were to become team captains and would get the opportunity to select from a pool of players to build their own team to compete in the marquee game. To no one’s surprise, LeBron James and Stephen Curry received the most votes in their conferences and are this year’s team captains. In addition, this year’s game includes some new rules for both teams. Both teams will donate a total of $500,000 to community-based organizations at the conclusion of the game, decided by the NBA’s front office, according to David Morrow of Def Pen Hoops.
The winning team ($350,000) and losing team ($150,000) of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game will donate to two community-based organizations to be chosen by team LeBron and Team Stephen. The organizations will be announced in early February.
Since it’s inception, the NBA has always been devoted to giving back to communities across the United States and beyond. NBA players are also counted on to make donations and improve the lives of millions around the globe. This practice essentially transcends the game of basketball, making the NBA somewhat of a global family that instills courage and support in its fans around the world. In early February, the organizations determined to receive these donations will be announced.
This is a great way for the NBA to become involved in a charity effort and embed this action into the hearts of its players. Hopefully, the organizations chosen will prosper with the donations received in February.