Amidst all of the glamour, glitz, and bright lights of NBA All-Star weekend, it is also a chance for the league to give back to the various communities in and around where its midseason festivities take place.
As part of the NBA Cares Day of Service, WNBA and NBA players worked in tandem with an organization called KaBoom to build playgrounds for young children in Los Angeles. Among those that helped out was current Los Angeles Sparks player Essence Carson and former New York Liberty great Swin Cash.
Some of what took place throughout the day was captured in a feature video, released recently, for The Players’ Tribune.
We’re over here putting together a playground. We’re giving these kids something to do – something they love.
It’s really great to see this come to fruition and I feel really, really, really awesome that I’m here to be able to make this happen for them.
Also featured were Spence Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets as well as the Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris along with a couple of retired NBA greats in Horace Grant and Ron Harper.
(Video Courtesy: The Players’ Tribune)