San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills announced on Wednesday that the reason he is playing in the NBA’s restart in Orlando is to donate the salary he gets from the eight seeding games to black communities and charities in his native Australia.
The exact amount is $1,017,818.54. He is going to split the money between three causes- Black Lives Matter Australia, another group that deals with the issue of black people dying in custody and the We Got You campaign which addresses the issues of racism in Australian sport.
“So, I’m playing in Orlando because I don’t want to leave any money on the table that could be going directly to Black communities.”Patty Mills.
Mills isn’t the only player to donate their salary from the Orlando restart. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard revealed that he will be donating his salary to a charity called Breathe Again, a charity designed to fight hatred and racism.