The NBA Players Care

15 03 2011

Professional athletes are often viewed as spoiled, self-involved braggarts who are only concerned with money. Most of this vitriol is thinly-veiled envy and it is important to point out the good that professional athletes do. One such instance involves Kim Hughes, who was an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers seven years ago.

Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He needed surgery but Donald Sterling and the Clippers organization would not pay for his prostate surgery so then-Clippers Corey Maggette, Elton Brand, Marko Jaric and Chris Kaman footed the $70,000 medical costs not covered by insurance.

Read the entire piece at the Racine Journal Times.