The NBA and the Players Association (NBPA) are just some of the names that have donated $1million to the victims of the tornado that destroyed parts of Oklahoma City.
The joint donation was announced via the NBA Public Relations’s Twitter account and Oklahoma City Thunder’s own Kevin Durant will also be donating a million dollars to the local Red Cross as the city begins to rebuild.
“As the day went on and I saw the footage and the casualties and the houses being blown away, it was tough to see,” said Durant, who was in Minneapolis to watch longtime friend Monica Wright play a preseason game for the Minnesota Lynx.
“I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time. It’s unfortunate. We’re going to come together as a city like we always do and we’re going to bounce back.”
Durant has lived in Oklahoma City for five years, ever since the franchise arrived from Seattle. Along with Durant, the Thunder have also donated $1million to the relief fund.