Devastated by the bushfires, Australian NBA players made effort in helping the people fighting to eliminate the fire by donating $750,000 USD for the relief and recovery in their homeland.
Nine players, namely Ben Simmons, Aaron Baynes, Dante Exum, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Ingles, Thon Maker, Patty Mills, Ryan Broekhodd and Jonah Bolden, partnered with the NBA and NBA Players Association (NBPA) Foundation to make the help possible.
They also gave their utmost sympathy to their fellow Aussies that were affected by the fire, but most importantly, the forest that was wiped out along with an estimated 1.25 billion animals in it.
“We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland. Our thoughts are with our families, friends and all of the people of Australia. We hope you feel our love and support and know that we will continue to bring awareness to this crisis globally and provide assistance in any way we can,” the players said in a joint statement.