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NBA rookie Lonnie Walker is a stand-up guy.

He hasn’t even played a single minute in a real NBA game and he is already using his platform to help the less fortunate.

3/Stripe/Me/ ‼️

14k Likes, 220 Comments - Lonnie Walker IV (@lonniewalkeriv) on Instagram: "3/Stripe/Me/ ‼️"

Walker, who is an Adidas athlete, teamed up with Eric Wise, the category director of merchandising at Adidas Originals U.S., to give their hometown of Reading, PA $30,000 worth of Adidas sneakers.

According to Sole Collector, a total of 300 pairs of shoes were sent to Reading’s Blacktop Basketball League.

What a move from the rookie, looks like San Antonio got themselves a keeper.


Written by Christopher Schweitzer
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