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NBPA says $50K gift 'alarming' after Ron DeSantis' comments

The National Basketball Players Association on Thursday said that a $50,000 donation made by the Orlando Magic to a super PAC supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' presidential campaign was "alarming given recent comments and policies of its beneficiary."

"NBA governors, players and personnel have the right to express their personal political views, including through donations and statements," the NBPA statement said. "However, if contributions are made on behalf of an entire team, using money earned through the labor of its employees, it is incumbent upon the team governors to consider the diverse values and perspectives of staff and players.