Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai has not only done a great job on the court, but he recently has begun to prove he does the right thing off the court as well. Tsai, in combination with the Piston’s owner Tom Gores, recently donated 350,000 KN95 masks and 100,000 medical goggles to the city of Detroit. According to the NY Post article, their plan is to send the masks to “COVID-19 testing centers, homeless shelters and frontline workers of transportation and police departments.” The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation were responsible for the donation to Detroit after they imported the supplies from China.
Tsai and his wife, Clara, have been heavily active in the fight against Coronavirus. Clara Tsai represents the Nets on governor Andrew Cuomo’s reopening board. “Many cities in America have been hit hard by the pandemic. Clara and I wish to help the people of Detroit get through these difficult times, and we are grateful that Tom and his organization readily stepped up to help us distribute the supplies,” Tsai said in regards to his contribution. “We have a history of friendship with Detroit and I want to thank Mayor Duggan for directing the PPE to where they are needed most.”
Along with his donation to Detroit, Tsai has also been a mega factor in providing PPE and ventilators to hospitals in New York, New Jersey, and California. He is one of the owners in the NBA who has promised to pay all his employees, both part-time and full time, who work at the Barclays Center. This expense will cost Tsai around $6 million dollars when all is said and done.