HOUSTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A group of NBA players will take part in an NBA special charity basketball game to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.
Players who participate will donate more than $1 million to hurricane victims, and during the TNT telecast there will be many messages about how the public can make contributions through the Red Cross.
"The game is a show of our support and solidarity for those affected by this natural disaster," Smith said in a statement. "As professional athletes we've been very privileged. These are the types of communities where we come from and this is one way we can help take care of our own."
The Astrodome is currently being used to house evacuees from Katrina.