Native New Yorker (Coney Island, Brooklyn) and former NBA star and Chinese Basketball League icon, Stephon Marbury, is working out a deal to deliver desperately need N95 medical masks to New York City to help cover first responders working the ongoing Coronavirus “pandemic.”
Sports Illustrated reports that Starbury explained to the NY Post he’s made arrangements with a mask supplier in China willing to sell New York 10 million masks “at cost” for $2.75 each – which is around 1/3 of the wholesale cost N95’s usually run for ($7.50).
Marbury explained to the Post during an e-interview from his Beijing home where he lives and works,
“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn…This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.”
“I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family … who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks during this time.”
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams bluntly states, “We’ve been communicating back and forth with the city and state, and for some reason they are saying they don’t need any more masks, but the hospitals are saying they do,”