76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and the owner of Fanatics, a top retailer of officially licensed sports apparel, said that he wants to stop the production of MLB jerseys. This is to start producing gown and face masks to donate.
‘Woke up in the middle of the night last week with the idea of converting our @Fanatics factory in PA that makes official @MLB jerseys into a facility that makes much-needed masks and gowns and then donating them to help fight this horrendous virus’, Rubin wrote on his Twitter account.
He said he has about 100 people working on the production and plans to make one million masks and gowns and to donate them to hospitals and emergency personnel across Pennsylvania.
Rubin is also the co-owner of NHL’s Devils who was involved in making plans to reduce the pay of certain employees up to 20%. He also expressed his frustration towards co-owner Josh Harris who issued an apology.
‘To me, if you don’t get something right, the biggest thing you need to do is recognize it and fix it’, Rubin said.
‘Whether I’m involved or indirectly involved, I screw things up all the time. The most important thing is if you don’t get it right, you’ve got to fix it immediately and I’m proud of the way the organization said. You know what? We didn’t have it right and we’re going to get it right’, he added.
On the other hand, the potential lucky pick for the 2020 NBA Draft on April 26 like Iowa’s Tyrese Haliburton and Georgia’s Anthony Edwards made their intentions known.
However, some said that this year’s draft class is not particularly strong or deep making it difficult for the teams to find contributors for their rotations.
The other challenge for the league is the virus outbreak which forced them to shut down all NBA operations. It was also cleared that there is no guarantee if the 2020 NBA Draft will take place on June 25. Nevertheless, the front offices will still have to prepare for the draft night.
Here is the early-entry list of the 2020 NBA Draft:
|Anthony Edwards||University of Georgia|
|Tyrese Haliburton||Iowa State University|
|Tre Jones||Duke University|
|Kira Lewis||University of Alabama|
|Nico Mannion||University of Arizona|
|Onyeka Okongwu||University of Southern California|
|Isaac Okoro||Auburn University|
|Obi Toppin||University of Dayton|
|Devin Vassell||Florida State University|
|James Wiseman||University of Memphis|
|Precious Achiuwa||University of Memphis|
|Cole Anthony||University of North Carolina|
|Saddiq Bey||Villanova University|
|Devon Dotson||University of Kansas|
|Josh Green||University of Arizona|
|Tyrese Maxey||University of Kentucky|
|Aaron Nesmith||Vanderbilt University|
|Jahmi’us Ramsey||Texas Tech University|
|Jaden McDaniels||University of Washington|
|Isaiah Stewart||University of Washington|
|Jalen Smith||University of Maryland|
|Patrick Williams||Florida State University|