There are several stories out of the NBA this week. The lead is a Kings video (to the right) featuring players spending time in the community. Pistons G Will Bynum took part in an autism walk, the Cavs kicked off their “Read to Achieve” program, and the Bulls continue donating tickets to the USO.
Kings Sacramento Kings players Kevin Martin, Sergio Rodriguez, Beno Udrih, Melvin Ely, and Kenny Thomas went around Sacramento area hot spots to meet fans. Their day was capture in video (Sacramento Kings).
Pistons: Detroit Pistons G Will Bynum showed up early for the October 11 Hawks game at The Palace of Auburn Hills to address 4,500 participants at the “Walk Now for Autism Speaks” event. The fundraiser generated $224,000 for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group, and also helped families affected by autism find support and educational resources.
“Participating in an event like this helps me stay grounded,” said Bynum. “As professional athletes, we are blessed to be here and to be able to give inspiration to people. Helping them move forward is what it’s all about.” [Read more…]