Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love Pledges $100K to Support Arena Workers

March 13, 2020
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Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love has pledged $100,000 to support arena workers impacted by the current NBA shutdown. As ESPN reports, Love made the announcement Thursday via Instagram. He wrote, "Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. And the fear and the anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. Through the game of basketball, we've been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work. I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @kevinlovefund in support of the @cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to suspension of the NBA season. I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities." Other teams--including the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks--are also reportedly working on plans to support arena staff. Meanwhile, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday that the league will be taking a 30-day hiatus and using the time to evaluate when the season could possibly resume.>