Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Love is making sure all the employees who support his team are going to get paid despite the NBA canceling all games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Love said he is donating $100,000 to workers and support staff at Quicken Loans Arena, CBS Sports reported.
He made the pledge on his Instagram account.
Love told ESPN via text message that he hopes others will step up and follow him in helping those who are now without income.
The Cavaliers later announced the team will come up with “a compensation plan to continue paying our event staff and hourly workforce that is impacted with the changes to our regular event schedule.”
Love and the Cavaliers are not the only ones making sure employees are taken care of. Mark Cuban said the employees at the Dallas Mavericks arena will get paid but he hasn’t announced how that will be done.
“I reached out to the folks at the arena and our folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to financially support people who aren’t going to be able to come to work — you know, they get paid by the hour, and this is their source of income,” Cuban said, according to CBS Sports. “We’ll do some things there. We may ask them to do some volunteer work in exchange, but we’ve already started the process of having a program in place. I don’t have any details to give, but it’s certainly something that’s important to me.”
Several teams told ESPN officials are trying to put together a plan to help workers who are now not earning wages.