(CNN)The suspension of the NBA season due to coronavirus isn't just affecting players and fans, it's having a sizeable impact on the pay of thousands of hourly employees at basketball arenas across the country.
NBA players are donating money to cover salaries of hourly workers amid suspended season
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zion Williamson and Blake Griffin are just some of the players to publicly announce they're donating thousands of dollars to those employees missing out on pay as the season is indefinitely suspended.
"It's bigger than basketball! And during this tough time I want to help the people that make my life, my family's lives and my teammates lives easier. Me and my family pledge to donate $100,000 to the Fiserv Forum staff. We can get through this together!" tweeted Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks forward.
Williamson, a forward for the New Orleans Pelicans, said in a post on Instagram he was paying the salaries of Smoothie King Center employees for the next 30 days.
"These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization," Williamson's post read. "This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis."