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Following the Milwaukee Bucks’ 125-103 win over the Toronto Raptors, Brogdon spoke to TNT’s Inside the NBA crew. During the interview, Brogdon discussed his involvement in a charity that’s focused on building wells in East Africa. On the spot, Barkley told Brogdon he’d foot the bill for a $45,000 water well.
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Chuck gave Malcolm Brogdon $45,000 to build a well for his charity that helps bring clean water to Africa 👏
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Brogdon teamed up with fellow NBA veterans Justin Anderson, Joe Harris, Garrett Temple and Anthony Tolliver to create Hoops2o last October.
“I saw from a very young age the value of clean water in communities in Africa,” he said of the initiative. “I made a promise to myself that once I reached a time and place in my career where I could do more, I would.”
Brogdon added he was inspired by Chris Long’s Waterboys charity and works alongside the Philadelphia Eagles defensive end. According to the group’s website, Waterboys has helped to fund the construction of 59 wells throughout Tanzania.