Former Knicks Star Stephon Marbury Trying To Buy 10 Million Masks For New York
Former New York Knicks star, Stephon Marbury is giving back to New York healthcare workers. Over the weekend (March 29th), Marbury, who played in New York for five of his 14 year career, shared that he was working with a mask supplier.
According to reports, the former NBA guard is planning to send 10 million N95 masks from China for hospital workers and other first responders handling the coronavirus pandemic. Marbury, who lives in Beijing explains:
“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn. This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.”
“I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family … who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks during this time.”
According to reports, the masks will be delivered 2 million at a time over five weeks.
In addition, Marbury also documented his coronavirus quarantine post 14 days in isolation. He explained:
“Everybody has a mask on. I don’t know who told y’all that y’all didn’t need to have a mask on. This is real. Don’t get it twisted.”
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This is the new normal in the life. We have to adjust and adapt quickly in our lives. Wearing a mask is so important during this #coronavirus pandemic if we must be out and about. The quarantine has purpose so we can help the infected and protect the healthy. The virus is the invisible killer. It has no heart or compassion as we’re all exposed. I too have family members exposed to this virus. No one is exempt as we see people of all statue infected by this virus. The only way to move pass this is through it together. We can do this by staying home until we create a solution that everyone can conform and perform well to. Positive energy laughter, prayer ??, meditation are some of the rules we can follow. Quick to listen and slow to speak to each other will help us communicate better to each other. This will give us strength and hope during a time we never experienced in time to grow together as 1. Keep growing and loving during this uncomfortable time. You define who you are when you create comfort in a uncomfortable state. Stay great in this space and keep pushing!!! #loveislove
In mid-March (March 13th), Marbury documented his coronavirus test as some type of healthcare provider prepared and examined him.
Kudos to to Marbury for giving back!