NBA teams this next decade will donate $ 30 million - about 190 million pounds annually, to help young black americans.
It writes the NBA on its website.
the Money will be used to create 'The NBA Foundation, a new charity, to counteract the black american helplessness in american society and promote their independence.
the Organisation is to be launched in cooperation with spillerforeningen in the NBA - the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
- the Creation of the organization is an important step for the development of opportunities for the black community, says the NBPA-president, Oklahoma City Thunder star Chris Paul to the NBA's website.
- I am proud of our league and the players for their commitment in this long struggle for equality and justice, and I know that we will continue to find new ways to push for meaningful institutional change, he continues.
the Organization's goals will be to strengthen the economy in black communities through employment and career-the promotion of black men and women in high school - and college-aged.
the Donation comes in the wake of the many demonstrations over the murder of the black american George Floyd back in may.
Floyd's death breathed new life into the movement, 'Black Lives Matter', as the NBA also has chosen to be a part of, after the league recently started up again after coronapausen.
'Black Lives Matter' is written on the track, in the grandstand and on the players ' warm sweaters, and many players and judges have chosen to kneel under the nationalmelodien before the fight.
the NBA is currently being played in a large sports complex at Disney World in Orlando, where the players are isolated for the rest of the society.
Thus is the risk of being infected with corona virus will be minimized.