Kyrie Irving commits $1.5M to WNBA player sitting out

Nets star intervenes in support of women players.

Kyrie Irving has committed $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who have chosen not to play this season. The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday and it will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS.

Irving decided to help with the financial burden in a league where the top annual salary is a little above $200,000. “Whether a person decided to fight for social justice, play basketball, focus on physical or mental health, or simply connect with their families, this initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Nets star said in a statement.

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