Kyrie Irving provides $1.5 million in sponsorship to WNBA players who opt-out
Kyrie Irving just put in the biggest assist of the season, for which he invested 1.5 million dollars WNBA Players who did not participate in the game due to coronavirus or social justice issues.
Irving After discussing with several players about the challenges they face not participating in the game this summer, they decided to help.
Kyrie Irving promised to provide $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who did not play this season, whether for coronavirus issues or social justice reasons. pic.twitter.com/ho8UwvmgmZ
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Irving said in a statement: “With the help of Natasha Cloud and Jewell Loyd, I and several WNBA players who decided to play and who decided not to play The players have established connections.” “In these conversations, I learned about the challenges and opportunities of their decision-making, and how it will affect their lives, families and overall well-being.”
Irving will withdraw funds from the KAI authorization program launched on Monday.
The money will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS.
The WNBA’s highest salary is just over $200,00, while the Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry’s NBA’s highest salary is $45.23 million.
Irving said: “Whether it is a decision to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or just keep in touch with family members, this move is expected to support their priorities and decisions.”
WNBA players need to apply for this funding before August 11 and provide reasons for their absence this season.
Irivng, who has always been passionate about social justice, especially Breonna Taylor’s justice, is recovering from shoulder surgery.
The Nets will restart their season against the Orlando Magic on July 31.
This post is written by Bonny Johnson