Devin Booker’s NBA 2K20 win nets $100K prize for coronavirus relief
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker’s NBA 2K20 title in the inaugural players-only tournament not only put his team on the gaming map but will benefit the Arizona community.
Booker earned a $100,000 grand prize by beating Suns teammate Deandre Ayton in the championship matchup on Saturday, and he will send that money to #FirstRespondersFirst and the Arizona Food Bank Network, which are deeply involved in relief efforts amid the coronavirus crisis.
#FirstRespondersFirst provides essential supplies, equipment and resources to help protect healthcare workers.
Arizona Food Bank Network is a non-profit that serves five food banks in the state.
“Winning it was really great for my competitive spirit, and I’m glad I could give our fans a little taste of basketball while supporting COVID-19 relief efforts,” Booker said in a release. “I hope that our fans stay safe and healthy during this time and I can’t wait to get back on the court soon.”
Booker had already contributed $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts, which was matched by Phoenix Suns Charities.
In the first ever NBA 2K tournament of 16 NBA players that aired on ESPN networks from April 3-11, Booker defeated Michael Porter, Jr., Rui Hachimura, Montrezl Harrell and Ayton to be crowned champion.