March 28, 2020
Madison Square Garden has established a relief fund to provide financial assistance to employees while also committing to paying qualified venue employees through at least May 3, per correspondence sent out Friday night, The Post has confirmed.
The MSG Relief Fund was established with a $1 million donation from the Madison Square Garden company that was matched by a similar contribution from the Dolan Family Foundation. James Dolan is the Garden CEO.
Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade is in quarantine, as well as NBA players, but the 3x NBA champion has taken this time to be more active on social media, appearing on Instagram live during the week. Flash discussed a lot of topics related to the association and the current situations going one, also speaking about players with his wife, Gabrielle Union.
Kyrie Irving actually FaceTimed Bryant from his locker after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals in seven epic games. That’s just one anecdote detailing how much Bryant meant to Irving. During an IG live segment recently, Irving had a very powerful quote, saying he’s looking forward to playing Bryant “one-on-one in heaven.”
All through an IG live section, Brooklyn Nets celebrity point guard Kyrie Irving talked about his really like and appreciation for Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard. Each Irving and Lillard are universally regarded as two of the best stage guards in the video game.
Kyrie claims Lillard is a “killa.” He also spoke about the Blazers superstar’s match-winning shot around Paul George and the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder in the 2019 playoffs.
For Giannis, his favorite player is a guy he’s faced several times and someone he might battle against for a Championship in the next few years: Golden State superstar Steph Curry. Amid the NBA’s hiatus, the Milwaukee Bucks star took questions on Instagram and was asked about his favorite players. Curry came up twice.
Depending on whether or not the NBA resumes the 2019/20 season, it could represent the end of the line for longtime Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem. The 39-year-old has served as a team leader in recent seasons, appearing in just 43 games over the last four seasons.
The Detroit Pistons have reportedly offered the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center and their team headquarters to local health officials for “whatever [the] best use is.”
The top challenge facing the NBA is creating a safe environment for players, coaches, referees, support staff and technical operators. An environment that, in the early stages of resuming the season, might not include fans. It might not include travel. It might not even include an arena.
Teams called foreign players back this past week — more than a dozen Americans, including Jeremy Lin and Lance Stephenson, have returned — and had them enter quarantine for 14 days to ensure that they are healthy and cleared to play in time for a training camp.