The NBA isn’t just about basketball.
Over the last few years, the league has worked very hard to touch upon and support important causes, such as ending racial inequality, helping inner-city communities, and promoting the COVID vaccine.
They’ve also focused on helping the environment and planet too.
That has continued during this season, where the league has stepped up in a huge way.
Here is our grand total‼️
— NBA Cares (@nbacares) May 6, 2022
In celebration of this year’s Arbor Day and the 75th anniversary of the league, the NBA planted 75 trees for every three-pointer made over the last week.
With a whopping 225 three-pointers, the league helped with the planting of 16,875 trees.
That’s an awful lot of trees and a huge help to the environment.
The NBA was smart to plant these trees during the playoffs.
That’s because there are an awful lot of threes during this time of the year.
The postseason is full of shooters doing what they do best and this year isn’t any different.
So far this postseason, Desmond Bane of the Memphis Grizzlies is the three-point leader with 29 made threes.
It’s always fun to see an NBA star sink a difficult three-pointer but it’s even better knowing that each basket has resulted in a planted tree.
There is no doubt that many more three-pointers are on the way.
Nine of the ten best three-point shooters in the playoffs are still in contention, only Anthony Edwards (fifth-place with 23 threes) is currently out of the postseason.
While the remaining threes won’t result in planted trees, they will make for incredible basketball.