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CloseUp360’s “Hoopers Meet Heroes” series connects NBA players with healthcare professionals on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus in their respective cities. We’re excited to partner with them to spread the word about #GetUsPPE!

Where Basketball Meets Medicine

We’ve partnered with CloseUp360 to talk about medicine and PPE with professional basketball players and doctors in this special series,
“Hoopers Meet Heroes.” Check out or Instagram @CloseUp360 for more.

Basketball and medicine are one and the same. Both entail perfecting your craft, challenging yourself and overcome obstacles, and persevering with the dedication to achieve a common goal. For basketball, it’s winning World Championships, giving back to local communities, and bringing the sport to countries worldwide. For medicine, it’s winning the fight against COVID-19, getting PPE into the hands of providers whose safety depends on it, and most of all it’s treating and caring for patients with COVID-19.

Hoopers Meet Heroes: Nets’ Garrett Temple and NYC’s Dr. Cleavon Gilman

By CloseUp360, Partners
Healthcare professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic risk their lives every day to save patients. They are the heroes. But, amidst the pandemic, they are dealing with their own crisis. Many healthcare professionals are facing an imminent shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). The need for PPE is especially dire in cities bracing for or enduring surges in COVID-19 cases. CloseUp360's “Hoopers Meet Heroes” video series connects NBA players with healthcare professionals. In each video, a player discusses the pandemic and the PPE shortage crisis with a healthcare professional in their city. In this video from the...
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