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Kevin Love covers lost wages for struggling employees at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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Kevin Love has made another much-needed assist.

Just months after the Cleveland Cavaliers star pledged to donate $100,000 through the Kevin Love fund to help ease the financial burden for the Cavs arena and support staff, Love is giving back again in a big way.

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A new report surfaced Monday from SB Nation’s Chris Manning revealing Love has dug into his own pockets to help cover lost wages of workers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, formerly Quicken Loans Arena. Manning says the former Lake Oswego Laker covered the full wages of the employees in charge of swapping out the floor for the five home games that were never played due to COVID-19.

Just think about all the workers Love has helped during this difficult time. The fact that he’s done so in such an altruistic way is certainly worth praising.

Back in March when Love announced his 100k donation to Cavaliers workers, he openly discussed how the coronavirus pandemic is more than a phenomenon, but also something that affects individuals on a number of levels.

 

"Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations," he wrote. "And the fear and anxiety resulting from the recent outbreak of COVID-19 can be extremely overwhelming. I'm concerned about the level of anxiety that everyone is feeling and that is why I'm committing $100,000 through the @KevinLoveFund in support of the @Cavs arena and support staff that had a sudden life shift due to the suspension of the NBA season.

"I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities."  

Love is currently sidelined for the Cavaliers for the next 3-4 weeks with a calf injury, but when the five-time NBA All-Star returns to the court, he’s certainly deserving of a few cheers for his off-the-court contributions.