The 2019-20 season, which has been postponed since March, is set to begin on July 31 when 22 of the 30 NBA teams will congregate in Orlando, Florida, to end the season.
And Mills, an Australian native and an 11-year NBA veteran, will donate the $ 1,017,818.54 he earns while playing in the remaining games to Black Lives Matter charities.
“I play in Orlando because I don’t want to leave money on the table that could go directly to black communities.”
In May, Mills, NBA champion with the Spurs in 2014, launched the Team Mills Foundation dedicated to “supporting and promoting culture, diversity, disadvantaged women and families, and bringing about positive change for the environment. all over the world “.
“It can also make someone who wants to racially rethink that person [their] own behavior. “
The league will also support the move, as it plans to paint the words “Black Lives Matter” on all Orlando playing fields.