The NBA and the NBA Players Association will donate $1 million to the Red Cross and other organizations, including The Salvation Army, New York Cares and Jersey Cares, to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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"Many homes and lives were devastated by Hurricane Sandy and our thoughts, abiding concerns and hopes are with all those affected," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement. "The NBA, the NBPA, our teams and players are partnering with the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations to support the relief efforts to help families and communities recover."

The NBA and its broadcast partners also will air messages during telecasts to encourage fans to support the Red Cross' relief efforts.