Basketball Stars Across the U.S. Give Thanks This Week Helping Families in...

Basketball Stars Across the U.S. Give Thanks This Week Helping Families in Need (Watch)

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NBA star Kendrick Perkins gives backProfessional basketball players are out in the neighborhoods this week giving back to the community. From taking families shopping for holiday gifts, to handing out hundreds of grocery bags with everything they need for a Thanksgiving feast, these players enjoy meeting their fans and stepping up.

“We understand that this time of year is difficult for a lot of people,” said David West of the Indiana Pacers. “We want to make sure that we impact their life, giving them an opportunity for joy at the holidays.”

“I’ve always had the heart to give,” said 76ers Center Kwame Brown. “I come from a family that was on government assistance, so I now that I’m fortunate and blessed, I always want to do something every year.”

(WATCH the video below from the NBA)

Photo: NBA star Kendrick Perkins gives back – NBA video snapshot

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