NBA Player Jrue Holiday Is Donating the Remainder of his 2020 Salary

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In the season of giving, professional basketball player Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks has decided to donate the rest of his “2020 NBA salary to small Black-owned businesses, nonprofits, and initiatives,” according to an Instagram post from over the weekend.

“With the Covid-19 Pandemic and heightened racial injustices in 2020, many of us have been looking for answers. Lauren & I found ourselves searching for ways to help our community at a time when they needed it most. Pledging the remainder of our 2020 NBA salary to small black owned businesses, nonprofits and initiatives is how we felt we could make a lasting impact. According to @google, in 2020, worldwide searches for “support small business” doubled compared to the previous year. It’s encouraging to know that in a time when we could all use a helping hand, we are still searching for ways to help one another. Know that you are not alone in your search for answers. Check out this and other trends at #YearInSearch“

NBA players have been generous this holiday season.

Toronto Raptors shooting guard Norman Powell just recently donated $100,000 to help the families of students who attend the high school he attended, Lincoln High School in San Diego.

Utah Jazz shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has donated $12 million to his former school in Connecticut, Greenwich Country Day School.

Portland Trail Blazers’ small forward Robert Covington has donated funds toward the construction of a practice facility for Tennessee State University.

While the newly formed NBA Foundation has committed a total of $2 million in inaugural grants that will drive economic empowerment in Black communities through employment and career advancement.

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