The NBA is currently celebrating the NBA Cares Season of Giving to assist the children and families in need. The teams that will take the court on December 25, will host special gift-giving presentations for children and local community organizations before tip-off.
Jalen Brown, Enes Kanter, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker visited the Boston Children’s Hospital with gifts and holiday cheer. Kyle Lowry hosted 150 residents of the Red Door Shelter, an organization that provides housing to families in crisis, for a holiday party at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, complete with presents and a holiday meal.
Pat Connaughton, Eric Bledsoe, Wes Matthews and Donte DiVincenzo of the Milwaukee Bucks took local youth for a holiday shopping spree at Kohl’s and Josh Richardson of the Philadelphia 76ers brought 10 kids form TAPS, an organization that provides support to families grieving the loss of loved ones serving in the military, to Reebok in Boston, giving them $500 each for some holiday shopping.
Austin Rivers of the Houston Rockets hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters for shopping, while Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha surprised Solomon Howard at the East Oakland Boxing Association’s after-school program with new equipment and gifts as part of Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.
Kyle Kuzma packed holiday meals for Meals on Wheels in L.A., while cross-town rivals JaMychal Green, Montrezl Harrell, Ivica Zubac and Moe Harkless represented the Clippers with giving Thanksgiving meals and clothes to over 50 families for their Teamwork at the Table event.
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes visited the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana to host a LEGO party for the holidays, while Gary Harris of the Denver Nuggets hosted families from the Joshua School, which serves students with autism, for a holiday movie experience along with Nuggets tickets.
You can see all of these players and their teams in action against each other as a part of the NBA on Christmas Day. You can see the schedule below.