Under the leadership of commissioner Adam Silver, the NBA is doing what it can to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Sports leagues continue to step up to provide relief for those struggling with the coronavirus, and the NBA has made a significant contribution.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the NBA, led by the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, has contributed one million surgical masks to the state to help first responders and medical professionals.

There is a significant shortage of the personal protective equipment that doctors and nurses need to limit their exposure to COVID-19, particularly in the hard-hit state of New York. These efforts will help a great deal.

The league has also taken an active role in encouraging players who previously had the disease to aid in research of potential treatments. The NBA has really stepped up as the virus has spread throughout the country and is doing so again here.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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