Fame elevates individuals to a unique position in society, allowing them to direct a great deal of attention and support towards charitable causes. This is especially true for professional athletes who garner a wide and passionate following. The National Basketball Association (NBA) has a history of giving back through various organization-wide efforts such as NBA Cares. Additionally, many NBA athletes have become almost as well known for their individual contributions off the court as they have for their successes on the court. Here’s a list of some current and recent NBA stars that are known for their ongoing support of charity.