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Spencer Dinwiddie vows to help pay student loan debt, following Trae Young’s footsteps

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Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie is looking to follow in the generous footsteps of Hawks star Trae Young, who recently helped pay more than $1 million in medical debt for people in the city of Atlanta.

Young partnered with RIP Medical Debt to “relieve over a million dollars in past due medical debts for Atlanta residents who cannot pay them.” The Hawks star donated $10,000 through his foundation:

“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms. Giving back to this community is extremely important to me,” the Hawks guard said, via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I hope these families can find a bit of relief knowing that their bills have been taken care of as we enter the New Year.”

After seeing Young’s generosity and praising him for it, the Nets guard is now vowing to help those who are struggling with student loan debt, if possible:

This is a nice gesture by Dinwiddie, and we’ll see if the Nets guard is able to follow through on this vow.

Dinwiddie has played well for the Nets in the absence of Kyrie Irving, who is sidelined due to a shoulder injury. In his 36 appearances this season, Dinwiddie has racked up averages of 22.4 points on 42.0 percent shooting from the field (28.9 percent from beyond the arc), 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and just under one steal (0.8) in 30.8 minutes per outing.

Spencer Dinwiddie and the Nets are currently struggling through a seven-game losing streak. Their next shot at claiming a victory comes on Friday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Miami Heat. It’s unclear if Irving is going to be back this season, so Dinwiddie is going to continue to have a large burden on his shoulders as he tries to lead the club to the postseason.