The world continues to roll on in an unusual, uncertain, and scary way, as we all try to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19/coronavirus. Two weeks ago to the day, the NBA intervened and started their efforts to stop coronavirus by suspending the season indefinitely. LeBron James and the Lakers immediately had to deal with the repercussions, later finding out that four Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for the virus. The Lakers played their final game against them on March 10th, resulting in the Lakers players being tested for the virus. After the testing it was announced that two of the Lakers players tested positive, furthering the severity of this virus and its impact on the NBA.
Since all of this has happened, many athletes and celebrities have pledged money and/or their time to help with this global pandemic any way they can. LeBron James has always been an activist through the LeBron James Family Foundation, his I Promise School, as well as many other ventures, with LeBron continuing his charitable ways in light of coronavirus.
He has done so by having a special kind of “Taco Tuesday”, feeding 340 students from his I Promise School as well as their families (reported by Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today). The taco meals were enough to feed 1,300 individuals.
Taco Tuesday takes on new meaning for LeBron James and his family foundation, delivering taco dinners to 340 I Promise students and their families while hiring an Akron restaurant hit by coronavirus shutdowns:https://t.co/BKG6Mo9b94
— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) March 25, 2020
The move helps families on the receiving end of the chicken and beef tacos, as some of these families might include individuals who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. It also helps the restaurant that was tasked to fulfill this large order, as LeBron and his foundation tasked Nick Corpas, his restaurant Akron Family Restaurant, and his employees to come in and work on the tacos while getting paid. Had LeBron not done this, those individuals may not have been able to find work to get paid.
The act will reportedly continue again next Tuesday, adding another chapter in LeBron’s off-the-court life that may just be as impressive as his on-the-court life.