CHICAGO — On Sunday night, Donovan Mitchell will wear the uniform of an NBA All-Star for the first time. On Friday afternoon, the Utah Jazz guard was honored to be wearing a hairnet and a plastic apron.
“There were days [growing up] when food was tough, or clothes were tough,” Mitchell said while boxing produce at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “For me, being able to give back it really hits home. … Being able to remember there were days I didn’t have, there are days people don’t have."
Mitchell and his All-Star teammate Rudy Gobert will take time this weekend to revel in their earned riches, first-time invitees at the NBA’s biggest party—but first, the star duo wanted to remember their roots and give back.