Australian NBA players donated $ 750,000 to extinguish forest fires in their home country.
As a result of fires in Australia, about 6 million hectares of forest were destroyed.
Among the players who donated their funds were Aron Baines (Phoenix), John Bolden and Ben Simmons (both Philadelphia), Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exam (both Cleveland), Joe Ingles (Utah), Patrick Mills (San Antonio), Ryan Brockhoff (Dallas) and Ton Mucker (Detroit).
“I urge my Australian brothers in the NBA and everyone who has the opportunity to contribute to overcoming the consequences of the disaster, not only right now, but also to support communities in recovering from the cessation of fires.
Australia is a strong and sustainable country, and I urge all of you to be brave, kind, and show compassion for each other in these extremely difficult times, ”says Ben Simmons in a statement.