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San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge pledges money to Harvey relief

By Rob Wolkenbrod
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 27: LaMarcus Aldridge
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 27: LaMarcus Aldridge /

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge aided the effort to help those in need from Hurricane Harvey.

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was the subject of offseason criticism. From his performance in the playoffs to trade rumors in June, he wasn’t spoken of in a positive light. However, that changed on Saturday afternoon.

Last week, Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas, damaging the city of Houston and displacing thousands of people. This disastrous event led to many donating money toward the effort to support those people, which provided supplies to help them at hurricane shelters.

Aldridge joined in on this, tweeting he will donate $100,000 toward the hurricane relief effort:

I see @TRAEABN out there helping in Houston and doing it hands on. So I'm going to give $100k to help you keep going.

— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) September 2, 2017

Aldridge was the latest athlete to do this. Houston Texas star JJ Watt raised $17 million, something that will likely rise. That’s especially once people see how many supplies this money will get the displaced people in Houston:

This is what we'll be distributing today

— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 3, 2017

These charitable acts should be noticed and praised every time. It’s outstanding work from these professional athletes, as they set a terrific example for everyone else that they are concerned with the ongoing events and will help in any way possible.

The hurricane relief efforts likely won’t stop there as the week continues. Maybe other San Antonio Spurs players will chip in, too, if they haven’t already, once they see what Aldridge provided. The same goes for other NBA players, not just in the Houston, TX area, but around the country.

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Let’s hope the situation in Houston goes in a positive direction and that everyone in need gets their supplies.