Rex Chapman Raised $100,000 in 12 Hours for Coronavirus Relief

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

You know Rex Chapman, right? He’s the former NBA player and Twitter personality who does the “block or charge” videos. He’ll post a clip of a skateboarder crashing into an elephant and then ask whether the skateboarder should be whistled for charging, or whether the elephant did not have its feet set.

He was a pretty damn good basketball player, and I’m not sure some of his followers even realize that. Rex was a first round draft pick out of Kentucky in 1988 and played for the Hornets, Bullets, Heat, and Suns over a career that lasted 12 years. Chapman did some TV and worked as a scout for a bit after calling it a career.

A few years back, after a shoplifting arrest, he admitted that he had been battling pill addiction for more than 15 years. As such, he began a foundation to help folks dealing with opioid problems, and last night announced that he was partnering that foundation with another Kentucky foundation to raise money for non-profits battling the Coronavirus pandemic:

Good news:

In less than 12 hours, Rex and his followers raised more than $100,000:

These are good stories. This is the type of stuff you love seeing when we’re dealing with a crisis. Shout out to Rex Chapman for being the man.

Here’s a block or charge video:


5 Responses

  1. very cool stoary. I didn’t know he got his life back together. Good news all around!!
    clealry a charge in the video

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    Crime rate in my neighborhood is 0. I feel safe.

    Zero. Nada. Zippo. Zilch.

    When the looting, rioting, zombies and when the British attack again I am ready. Just not petrified at the moment.

    How you doin? Scared?

    When does the looting start?


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