The Brooklyn Nets Visit Maimonides Patients

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On Tuesday, October 23rd, Brooklyn's first 'home team' in over 50 years, took the time to meet some of their youngest fans.  The entire Brooklyn Nets roster, along with General Manager Billy King, visited the Maimonides Infants & Children's Hospital as part of NBA Cares. With the goal of lifting the spirits of our kids, as well their families, the Nets players got the chance to give back to the place they call home - Brooklyn.

The players put smiles on the faces of all of our kids as they played games, participated in arts and crafts, signed autographs and swapped basketball tips. Brooklyn's 'hometown heroes' were truly a success with our patients and staff alike. Dr. Danielle Laraque, Chair of Pediatrics, was thrilled at the players' commitment to our mission, as well as their genuine joy in visiting with our patients.

 The Nets got a chance to visit their youngest fans!
Die hard fans get a chance to pose with Brooklyn's home team!

"It was fantastic to have the Brooklyn Nets here many of them are fathers themselves and really care about what's going on here at Maimonides. We can't thank them enough “it's just wonderful," she stated.

The Nets visited our pediatrics unit, as well as our pediatric intensive care unit which treats critical care and cancer patients. "Our platform as basketball players is not just on the court," said Kris Humphries in an interview with NY1. "Kids look up to us. If we can make a kid smile, you know, when they're having a tough day, I think that's more important than anything we can do."

The day finished with a surprise a pep rally full of the Net's biggest fans, our staff. The Maimonides staff cheered on the Brooklyn Nets, thanking them for visiting our pediatric patients. The Nets visited Maimonides Medical Center, the hometown hospital of the New York Nets.