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Kings donate old arena to help California battle COVID-19

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The Sacramento Kings are doing their part to help the largest state in the union battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Owner Vivek Ranadivé took part in California Governor Gavin Newsom’s daily press briefing on Monday and indicated that the team will donate its old arena and practice facility to serve as a surge hospital in the state capital.

We’ve see one NFL stadium turn into a hospital. And we are likely going to see a whole lot more of this as the United States enter a week that many experts believe will include a peak of cases in the country.

As of late Monday afternoon, there’s north of 351,000 cases of COVID-19 in the United States with nearly 10,400 deaths.

As it relates to the sports world, we’re seeing individuals and teams step up big time during this national crisis. These Kings are obviously the latest example.