UPDATE, 1:02 p.m., Aug. 29: After first pledging $4 million to a fund to help Hurricane Harvey victims, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has reportedly increased that amount to $10 million. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle has more on the move ...
The Rockets, btw, did not announce Alexander's increased donation because he did not want focus on him. A spokesman confirmed conversation.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 29, 2017
Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has told @SylvesterTurner he will up his donation from the $4 million he announced to $10 million.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) August 29, 2017
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Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander will donate $4 million to a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in an effort to "help Clutch City come back stronger than ever."
"Our hearts are heavy seeing the devastation that so many of our friends, family and neighbors are experiencing," the team announced in a statement on Monday.
Historic floods continue to threaten the people and city of Houston after Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday night. Water levels are expected to continue to rise in southeast Texas with more heavy rain forecast for the coming days.
The NBA and the Players Association will contribute to the efforts in Houston.
Joint Statement from the NBA & NBPA re: Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts: pic.twitter.com/kINKJ4nK3Z— NBA (@NBA) August 29, 2017