J.A. Adande has a piece at ESPN.com on the Clippers’ charity event this past Sunday:
Davis asked all of the parents to come to the front of the room. It was their turn to get presents: gift cards from Ralphs grocery stores and Target to make the shopping a little easier. Davis had one more gift to announce … but he waited to build the suspense. Finally, the good news: Their rent would be paid for the month of January.
A cheer went up from the parents. It was louder than any noise the children made all day. A few tears were shed as well.
“I’m very happy,” Mujica said.
Davis, wearing a Santa hat with “Clippers” written in script on the front, wore a smile that was just as wide.
“It feels great to be able to come back and bring holiday cheer to families that appreciate it as well as deserve it,” Davis said. “You see a lot of these parents, they’re crying and they’re really appreciative. That’s because they work hard. We want to do things for the people who work hard and who are sending their kids to school.”