CHESAPEAKE, Va. - In basketball, those who play the position of power forward aren't known for their assists. But Philadelphia 76ers standout Mike Scott is out to change that - at least when it comes to lending a hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scott, the Chesapeake native who is in his eighth NBA season, donated meals to hospital workers and first responders working in his hometown.
"I believe that it is important that we serve those who risk their lives every day to serve others, especially during our nation's crisis," Scott, the Deep Creek High School alumnus, said.
The former UVA star provided meals to the overnight staff at Chesapeake Regional Hospital, as well as the daytime staff at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk. Additionally, Scott donated meals to firefighters and police offers who serve the Deep Creek Community.
"It is my belief that whom much has been given, much is required," Scott admitted. "I am planning to give back to more hospitals, nursing homes and other frontline workers in the coming weeks. Stay safe everyone!"
Recently, Scott also donated meals to frontline workers at Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth, as well as providing meals to the overnight staff (600) employees for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The six-foot-seven forward has played in 63 of the 76ers' 65 games this season, averaging nearly 18 minutes per contest. He averages 5.7 points/game and 3.6 rebounds/game.