Jared Dudley’s generosity has made him a popular guy among NBA fans.
The Los Angeles Lakers forward frequently gives away tickets, and his Twitter mentions are filled with requests from fans. Dudley told Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register he spends close to $20,000 each season buying tickets for fans, and he takes the time to read every message.
“There’s hundreds to decide from,” Dudley said. “I go through all of them. People think I don’t. I go through all of them. Whatever touches the heart that day.”
Dudley’s most recent giftees include a fellow Boston College alum, and a Lakers fan who wanted to take their 81-year-old grandfather to a game.
“Just being a basketball fan growing up, I never got to go to NBA games, so I know how, when I went to one my senior year in high school, how exciting it was to kids who can’t afford it, or people who are die-hard Laker fans,” he said.
“Just trying to bless fans, whether it’s military, anniversaries, whatever is put on my heart to want to do,” he added. “For me, it’s something that was natural, and just something that I wanted to do my entire career, just be in a position to give back.”
Dudley isn’t the best player we see in the NBA but he is own for being a good guy, and also always having his teammates back!
Jared Dudley has his teammates back no matter what. Love it? #LakeShow
— Lakers Empire (@LakersEmpire) December 12, 2019