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NBA, players’ union reportedly forming $300 million foundation to support social justice

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The NBA isn’t just putting “Black Lives Matter” on some courts and calling it a day.

Chris Paul talked about the league partnering with the National Basketball Players Association to form a foundation — with $300 million to start — to focus on social justice issues. And players will get a say in where the money goes. Marc Stein of the New York Times had this report.

There are few details on the foundation, but letting the players vote or otherwise have a say in how the money is spent is a great way to both engage players and get the money to places it can do good.

Expect a vote and more details in the coming weeks, but it’s good to see the NBA walking the walk and not just talking the talk.