After a Category 4 storm left millions in Puerto Rico without power and basic supplies, J.J. Barea has taken matters into his own hands. As the NBA's only active Puerto Rican player, Barea has been frustrated by the current administration's lack of response to the devastation on the island. He set up an online fundraiser and, to this point, has raised more than $140,000.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, proud and encouraged by his player's efforts, offered the team plane for Barea's use. They loaded the plane with relief supplies and flew to Puerto Rico to help where they can. Barea's father will remain on the island to help survivors, while Barea will return to the States to continue drumming up support. For the time being, neither Cuban nor Barea are speaking to the media about the undertaking, but surely we will see learn of the impact they've had in the coming weeks.
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