• Kevin Love donated $100K to help support staff of the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • He encouraged others to help people who will be losing their jobs during NBA suspension
  • The team and the fans are giving props to the five-time all-star’s gesture

Who said that you cannot make an assist while the league is suspended?

The suspension of the NBA did not only hit the fans as the season is almost at the end of the classification phase but as well as the people who are working behind the scenes.

Recognizing what would be the effect of the suspension to the off-court workers, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward announced that he will be donating $100,000 to help the Cavaliers’ support staff and for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse personnel.

On his Instagram post, the 31-year old big man said that he will be donating the said amount through his Kevin Love Fund to help people who will be unemployed for an indefinite amount of time. “I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season,” he said on his post.

He also encouraged others to follow suit and support the people who will be jobless until the NBA decides to resume the season. He also addressed the other aspects of the situation that is not being looked at, which is the mental health of the people who are experiencing fear of contracting the disease.

“It's important to know that those with a mental illness may be vulnerable to the effects of widespread panic and threat,” said the five-time NBA All-Star. “Be kind to one another. Be understanding of their fears, regardless if you don't feel the same. Be safe and make informed decisions during this time.”

“Through the game of basketball, we've been able to address major issues and stand together as a progressive league that cares about the players, the fans, and the communities where we work,” said the former NBA Most Improved Player.

“And I encourage everyone to take care of themselves and to reach out to others in need -- whether that means supporting your local charities that are canceling events, or checking in on your colleagues and family,” ended Love on his statement.

His move was applauded by both fans, coaching staff and teammates, and gave him props for what he’s doing to help the people who are working round-the-clock for the team.

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Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Oct. 19, 2018. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images