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The NBA, Knicks and the Nets partnered with the China Consul General to donate 1 million surgical masks to New York's first responders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
Cuomo thanked the entities for their donation.
NEW: The @NBA is contributing 1 million desperately needed surgical masks for New York's essential workers in collaboration with @nyknicks, @BrooklynNets and China's Consul General Huang Ping.- Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 4, 2020
New York thanks you.
We are beyond grateful for this gift of critically needed PPE.
The impact of the coronavirus in New York has been devastating.
Cuomo also announced Saturday that Nets owner Joe Tsai was part of a group to help facilitate a donation of 1,000 ventilators to New York.
Nets and Knicks, including Kyrie Irving, Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Dennis Smith Jr., have all made donations to help those in need during the coronavirus crisis.
The NBA season was temporarily suspended in March due to the spread of the coronavirus. It is unclear if the season will resume.