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Harrison Barnes pledges $200,000 to help fight racial injustice

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Ever since the murder of George Floyd, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes has put his money where his mouth is.

Barnes will donate $200,000 to help fight police brutality, and racial inequality in America. He is donating $25,000 for each of the eight games the Kings are playing in the NBA restart. The organizations that will receive the funding are:

  • Trayvon Martin Foundation
  • Botham Jean Foundation
  • The Atatiana Project
  • Mothers Against Police Brutality
  • The Michael Brown Foundation
  • Tamir Rice Foundation
  • The Jordan Davis Foundation
  • The African American Policy Forum

Barnes has been very active in social just causes over the past few months and joined the Black Lives Matter protests often in Sacramento prior to making the trip to Orlando, Florida, to join his teammates.

Even though Sacramento has looked sluggish over its first two losses, it’s good to see some positive news from the team.

On to some links:

The Kings team from the early 2000s should have absolutely won an NBA championship. SB Nation’s Seth Rosenthal, Jiazhen Zhang and Phil Pasternak did a deep dive on went wrong for the franchise after the heartbreaking loss in the 2002 Western Conference Finals.

What has been going wrong for Sacramento over its first two games in Orlando? NBC Bay Area’s James Ham gives his thoughts on where the Kings need to improve if they want to turn things around in the bubble.