The Association has long been big on charity, but when NBA Cares came into existence in 2005, community outreach and volunteer work became massive priorities.
According to NBA.com, "the league's teams and players have raised more than $220 million for charity, provided more than 2.5 million hours of hands-on service, and built more than 810 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world."
What's even better is that marquee players like LBJ, KD and Steph (somebody get that guy a nickname) have taken the NBA's philanthropic philosophy to heart. Along with a few other stars, these players have taken it upon themselves to give back.
And since we're smack in the middle of August—otherwise known as the dead period in the NBA—why not put together an All-NBA Cares Team to honor those that go above and beyond the call of charitable duty?