Durant donating $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief fund
The Thunder star says massive damage from Monday's tornado was 'tough to see.'
IT MAY BE the biggest assist Kevin Durant has ever made.
Yesterday, the Thunder forward announced he is donating $1 million to an Oklahoma tornado disaster relief fund.
After news spread of Durant's donation, the Thunder announced it is is also donating $1 million. And, the NBA and the player' union are combining on another $1 million pledge.
At least 24 people, including nine children, were killed by a massive tornado that tore through the suburbs of Oklahoma City, including Moore, which was one of the hardest-hit towns.
Durant is one of several athletes who are donating, including Dodgers star Matt Kemp, who tweeted that he's giving $1,000 for every home run he hits between now and the All-Star break.
"As the day went on and I saw the footage and the casualties and the houses being blown away, it was tough to see," Durant told reporters. "I call Oklahoma City my home. I go through Moore all the time. We're going to come together as a city like we always do and we're going to bounce back."
In Monday's High & Inside column, we mistakenly omitted Dawn Staley from a list of basketball greats who got their starts on Philly playgrounds.
Staley was originally listed, but removed by a boneheaded writer (me) when he rearranged the names.
Bottom line: Staley is one of the best players - male or female - to ever come out of the City of Brotherly Love.
Minor league baseball teams come up with the wackiest promotions.
Tomorrow night, the Florence (Ky.) Freedom of the Frontier League is holding "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night."
The first 1,000 fans receive an empty box.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn employs a company called ScentAir to give the arena a distinctive aroma that patrons, hopefully, will find attractive.
We don't know what it smells like, but if it's anything like the Nets - who play their home games there - it stinks.