NBA Stars Help Out Overseas

Stephen_Curry_WarriorsIt’s one thing to cajole an NBA player into participating in a community event during All-Star Weekend.

While that’s a worthwhile philanthropic endeavor, it’s an entirely different circumstance when a player travels to an unfamiliar part of the world to help.

It’s Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry going to Tanzania and delivering mosquito nets to families trying to prevent malaria, the leading killer of children in Africa, according to the grassroots organization Nothing But Nets.

Or it’s Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol visiting Syrian refugees in Iraq.

Source: Jeff Zillgitt,