NBA stars entertained fans, not only with their play but also at breaks in the action, as Carmelo Anthony did with his t-shirt toss during a timeout at Sunday's Hurricane Relief Game. (Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images)


Sacramento Kings
Peja Stojakovic Assists Hurricane Victims





NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
Hornets to Visit Three Evacuation Shelters

Photo Gallery: NBA Relief Efforts Continue
Sept. 11 -- Nearly 30 NBA stars turned up in Houston to take part in the NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game, organized by TNT analyst Kenny Smith. The players, who each donated more than $10,000 in money or supplies to the relief effort in order to participate, put on a show in front of the Toyota Center crowd which included at least 5,000 evacuees who were given free tickets to the game.

( Video: Pregame relief efforts | Relief Game highlights )

Earlier in the morning, 1,100 evacuees currently living at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center got a visit from about a dozen NBA players, including LeBron James and Kevin Garnett, in town for the game.

View photos from Sunday's activities in Houston

Team coverage from Sunday's game: Rockets.com | Suns.com



The NBA, the WNBA and its teams are making a commitment of $2 million to humanitarian organizations to aid Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, $1 million of which is pledged to the American Red Cross.

This commitment is in addition to the National Basketball Players Association announcement that the union will raise $1 million to assist in procuring and delivering supplies, including food and clothing, to the hardest-hit areas of the devastating storm that ripped through Louisiana, Mississippi and surrounding regions.



ATLANTA HAWKS
The Hawks Foundation will match 100% of all Atlanta Spirit Full Time Employee Contributions.
Josh Childress, Marvin Williams, Royal Ivey and Donta Smith donated a truckload of school supplies on Sept. 13 to the Salvation Army. School supplies will be distributed throughout Atlanta to help evacuated children begin the school year properly.



BOSTON CELTICS
Celtics Team Up With Habitat for Humanity
Jefferson and Reed to Visit Mississippi With NBAPA



CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
May Visits Evacuees At Charlotte Coliseum
Bobcats Donate $25,000 To Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
Bobcats Head Coach, Bernie Bickerstaff has contributed $10,000 to the Hurricane Katrina Relief effort.



CHICAGO BULLS
Duhon Continues Hurricane Relief Effort with Three Supply Drives
Duhon Leading Relief Effort for Hurricane Katrina Victims



CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
Cavs Team Up With McCormick Tribune Foundation



CONNECTICUT SUN
Sun Makes Donation for Hurricane Relief



DENVER NUGGETS
Greg Buckner Foundation Relief Drive a Huge Success
Nuggets Team Up With McCormick Tribune Foundation



DETROIT PISTONS
Hunter and Saunders Support Pistons Rescue 4 Hurricaid
Pistons, WDIV-TV4 and Art Van Organize Rescue 4 Hurricaid



DETROIT SHOCK
Cash Assists BET’s Hurricane Relief Effort
Louisiana native Cheryl Ford donated her $12,500 cash prize she received as the winner of the WNBA Bud Light Peak Performers Rebound Leader to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts.



GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
Baron Davis Contributes $50,000 To Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund





HOUSTON ROCKETS AND COMETS
Houston HopeFest a Total Success
NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game Provides Hope, Inspiration





INDIANA PACERS AND FEVER
O’Neal, Artest In Hurricane Relief Game
Pacers, Fever Give $100,000 To Hurricane Relief Funds
Granger: "Help Is On The Way"



LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
Clippers Donate To Hurricane Relief
Clippers Help Out In Houston





LOS ANGELES LAKERS AND SPARKS
Lakers, Sparks Announce Donations for Hurricane Relief Efforts
Divac Collects Donations in Sacramento
Kobe Bryant has made a donation of $100,000 to the hurricane relief efforts.
The Lakers are coordinating the release of $25,000 in tickets in preseason cities to help local radio/tv stations holding radionthons/telethons.



MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
Grizzlies Announce a Series of Community Relief Efforts



MIAMI HEAT
Heat and Spurs to Stage Hurricane Katrina Relief Game
O’Neal Family Rallies South Florida Support



MILWAUKEE BUCKS
Bucks Contribute $500,000 To Hurricane Relief
Head coach Terry Stotts, general manager Larry Harris and Bucks employees participated in a locally televised American Red Cross telethon on Sept. 1 to support hurricane relief efforts.





MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES AND LYNX
Timberwolves-Lynx Relief Flight Ready to Assist
Kevin Garnett visited victims sheltered at the Houston Astrodome, participated in the NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game and donated his jersey from the event to the NBA Players Hurricane Relief Game Auction.
Owner Glen Taylor is donating up to $500,000 to help displaced college students attend Minnesota State University, Mankato, or South Central College, which has campuses in Faribault and North Mankato.



NEW JERSEY NETS
Nets Hold Open Practice to Support Hurricane Relief
Jason Kidd visited the Houston Astrodome on Sept. 6 with his parish, the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.



NEW YORK KNICKS
Marbury and Houston Join Players Association to Help Hurricane Victims



ORLANDO MAGIC
Magic Fly Team Plan to Louisiana with 6,000 pounds of supplies
Magic Team Up With McCormick Tribune Foundation
The Magic volunteered to hire 11 New Orleans Hornets employees and house them for free at the Marriott Vacation Club.



PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
Iverson Aiding Hurricane Victims
Sixers and Webber Announce Relief Drive
Dalembert Assists In Katrina Relief



PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Outlaw and Ratliff Help Hurricane Survivors
Blazers Pledge $100,000 and Owner Dedicates $1 million to Hurricane Katrina Relief
Trail Blazers Coaching Staff Assists Mercy Corps



SACRAMENTO KINGS
Kings Host Online Auction to Benefit hurricane victims



SAN ANTONIO SPURS
Spurs & Heat To Stage Hurricane Katrina Relief Game
Spurs & H-E-B Team Up For Disaster Relief
Brent Barry, Bruce Bowen, Spurs legend George Gervin, the Spurs Coyote and members of the Silver Dancers served lunch and played basketball with the evacuees at The Levi-Strauss Evacuation Center on Sept. 10.





SEATTLE SONICS AND STORM
Sonics & Storm Donate $75,000 To Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
Sonics & Storm T.E.A.M. Foundation Collect Donations at Storm Playoff Games



TORONTO RAPTORS
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts



UTAH JAZZ
Local Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Underway



WASHINGTON WIZARDS
Wizards Host Benefit Lunch at MCI Center, Pollin donates $100,000
Arenas, Thomas Lend Helping Hands
Wizards Kick-Off Katrina Disaster Relief Fundraiser



WASHINGTON MYSTICS
Mystics’ President Sheila Johnson Donates $500,000 to Red Cross
Mystics Players Help Collect Donations


NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
The National Basketball Players Association has launched an immediate effort, on behalf of every player in the NBA, to assist in the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The union will be actively involved in procuring and delivering supplies, including food and clothing, to the hardest hit areas of the devastating storm that ripped through Louisiana, Mississippi and other areas.

“We want to mobilize immediately and provide as much assistance as possible to the tens of thousands of people who find themselves in life threatening situations as a result of this disaster. Our goal is to collectively raise and contribute at least $1 million in aid to the victims.” said NBPA Executive Director Bill Hunter. “We are in the process of contacting every player in the league to solicit their support and ideas on how we can make a difference as quickly as possible.” added NBPA President Antonio Davis of the Chicago Bulls.

Former NBA player Derrick Coleman had two trucks with clothing and health products delivered to Baton Rogue shelters.

HOW TO HELP
On behalf of our teams and players, the NBA and the WNBA sends its thoughts and prayers to victims of Hurricane Katrina. We encourage fans to support the relief efforts by visiting RedCross.org or calling the Red Cross help line at 1-800-HELP-NOW.
'NET COVERAGE
The Advocate: Hornets bring aid, comfort to evacuees
Chicago Tribune: Duhon finds many willing volunteers
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Timberwolves owner helps college students affected by hurricane
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Williams lends a hand
Houston Chronicle: Heart of NBA on display
S.A. Express News: NBA's best bring own special brand of relief
ESPN.com: Rogers helping hurricane evacuees
ESPN.com: Kenny Smith organizing hurricane relief all-star game
RealGM: Four NBA players pitch in at Astrodome
ESPN.com: Nashville offers arena to Hornets for 12 games
ESPN.com: Hornets to open camp at Air Force Academy
AP: NBA pledges $2 million for victims
Indy Star: Gulf devastation hits home for Pacers' Bender, Granger
MSNBC: Jay-Z donates to relief efforts, puts in call to LeBron James
NY Times: Relocation of Hornets is a possibility
Dallas Morning News: Avery Johnson awaits word on sisters
ESPN.com: Rockets offer Toyota Center office space to Hornets
USA Today: Hornets may be scrambling before season
NBA and WNBA teams are contributing to hurricane relief efforts.
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Janell Burse's home in Slidell, La., seems to have survived the storm, however her parents home in New Orleans is almost certainly destroyed.
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