Cavs star Kevin Love is stepping up to help the hundreds of arena staffers out of work during the NBA suspension … donating a HUGE amount of money to support the hard workers in Cleveland.
Love shared his feelings about the league shutting down on Thursday … saying his concern isn’t about basketball, but the people who help make the game day experience possible.
“Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations,” Love said in a statement. “And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming.”
Of course, the Association decided to suspend the 2019-20 season Wednesday … after Utah Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for coronavirus.
“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.”
Love — who is outspoken about mental health awareness — says his foundation will write up a check for $100k to “support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the cancellation of the NBA season.”
Along with the contribution … the Cavs released a statement saying the team is currently working on finding a way to financially help the employees during the time off.
Great move by Love … and don’t be surprised if others follow his lead.