NBA teams have a long and storied history of charitable activity. So many of its players come from disadvantaged situations and know what the philanthropy of the haves can do for the have-nots. Fewer of those charitable activities come in entertainment for fans to care about, but that’s not as important as making an impact in the community. Still, it’s nice to be able to package giving back into something that will engage with the general community, if only to further increase awareness.
On Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks may have produced one of the finest examples of entertaining charity work we’ve seen when they dressed up as stereotypical Little Old Ladies for point guard Deron Williams’ dodgeball tournament to support his charity, Point of Hope.
We see Williams, Devin Harris, Seth Curry, Harrison Barnes, Dwight Powell and head coach Rick Carlisle (!) among the costumed ones, who thankfully were captured in action.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) September 10, 2016
Their team name, Grannies With Attitude, could use a little work for creativity, but they’ve earned a pass based on their commitment to both over-the-top silliness and giving back to the community. There’s nothing not to love here.