Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James taped a message of support and gratitude for UCLA health care workers Wednesday, joining a trend of athletes finding ways to support medical staffers on the front lines of the coronavirus.
Athletes from around the world, from Pete Alonso to Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Stephen Curry, are expressing direct support and putting their dollars behind medical professionals during this international health crisis.
Some athletes are raising money to directly support medical professionals on the front lines of the outbreak, and others are recording videos of support, donating protective equipment to hospitals and feeding hospital staffs working overtime.
James recorded a thank-you message for the UCLA medical staff, as Los Angeles County has reported more than 660 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The UCLA medical staff has been tasked with treating many of those patients while trying to contain the spread of the virus.
“I just want to let you know that y’all hard work and y’all dedication does not go unnoticed,” James said. “The James Gang family here thanks you guys, and hopefully we can get back on our feet, and we can get back to our everyday lives very…