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Generosity is everywhere in sports world amid virus scare

The "Jefe" Beck

Pro athletes stepping up

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Mark Cuban was the first NBA owner to step up and promise to pay hourly workers at the arena through the league's Coronavirus suspension. Then came the Cavaliers, then Kevin Love, and Giannis, and Zion. It became contagious, no pun intended. Even fringe players like Cody Zeller said he'll chip in if the NBA has no plan in place soon. Next was the Bucks following their stars kindness and then Blake Griffin. Soon, team after team after team began making promises to support the hourly staff at their arenas.

There's hope in sight. In a world where people are politicizing a worldwide health crisis, the very athletes we usually spend evenings watching are giving back. Coincidentally I've heard nothing from LeBron, but I digress. We should be thanking Mark Cuban for setting the trend, as he often does.

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Breaking: #Pistons' Blake Griffin plans to donate $100,000 for workers at Little Caesars Arena: https://t.co/mzaG5ZA16r

 

Heck the NHL felt so generous they promised to pay all players through the season, whether they play again this season or not. I haven't heard if they'll pay stadium workers but judging by the history of the NHL they likely will.

There is hope...all is not lost. Lead by example, in my area many schools are still feeding children. Make some sort of difference, don't just sit around moping about no sports. Life will be back to normal soon. Heck the NHL still hopes to have the Stanley Cup this year.

Until then, be helpful, be loving, stay healthy!

 

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