The GIST: To paraphrase Mr. Rogers, in times like these, we need to look for the helpers. To name a few, Rudy Gobert is donating over $500k to various COVID-19 relief funds after Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love got the donating party started by pledging $100k to support Cavs arena and support staff. Meanwhile, Golden State Warrior Steph Curry and wife Ayesha are providing over one million meals to students who rely on the National School Lunch Program but can’t attend school due to COVID-19.
- Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (you know, the Shark Tank guy) set up a compensation plan for his stadium’s part-time employees, and a lot of teams and organizations have followed suit (and the ones that didn’t were publicly shamed). And the NCAA is allowing spring athletes who may lose their entire season to retain a year of eligibility. You love to see it.