Kyrie Irving generates $1.5M for WNBA players sitting out their season

The WNBA has a successful reboot this par weekend at their season campus at the IMG Academy in Brandenton, Florida. Some WNBA players including Elena Delle Donne would not be participating due to health concerns caused by COVID-19. Delle Donne also a part of a controversial situation in which the WNBA did not grant her immunity of receiving pay while sitting out.

Kyrie Irving announces Monday that WNBA players can sit out the season and still receive pay.

The Brooklyn Nets guard is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of players who choose not to play this season, whether it be because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons.


The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched Monday.