The Suspension to all sports due to Coronavirus

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The suspension of the National Basketball Association due to coronavirus isn’t just affecting players and fans, it’s having a sizable impact on the pay of thousands of hourly employees at basketball arenas across the country. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zion Williamson and Blake Griffin are just some of the players to publicly announce they’re donating thousands of dollars to those employees missing out on pay as the season is indefinitely suspended.”It’s bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family’s lives and my teammates lives easier. Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. We can get through this together!” tweeted Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks forward.Zion Williamson, a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, said in a post on Instagram he was paying the salaries of Smoothie King Center employees for the next 30 days. Blake Griffin, a forward for the Detroit Pistons,confirmed on twitter he’s donating $100,000 to staff of Little Caesars Arena.Even Multiple players in the NBA have gotten the coronavirus. One player, Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz was the first to get it, and has donated 200,000 to employees at the relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena. With these acts of kindness, we will most definitely be back soon and healthy.