C.J. Watson has been busying helping out the youth of America lately.
First, he hosted a basketball camp for kids in New Jersey last week. Then on Saturday he was off to Las Vegas for an NBA ping pong charity event with Chris Paul and several other Association folks to raise money for children.
I can`t identify everyone in that photo above, but we have Paul, Watson, Lavoy Allen, Stephen Curry, Rudy Gay, Jerry Stackhouse, Jerome Williams, Isaiah Thomas, P.J. Tucker, and Roger Mason, Jr.
The Money Team even showed up for an appearance.
— Sebastien Silvestri (@silvestriLV) July 27, 2014
The event was for Top Spin, a New York-based table tennis club that raises money for education. Tickets to the evening cost up to $100 and, according to the organization, the funds raised will support the Jump For Joy Foundation, The Chris Paul Foundation, and TopSpin.
NBA Cares and the Brooklyn Nets are both sponsors of the table tennis organization, which is a nonprofit that claims to have raised more than $1 million through its events.
C.J. Watson had a quick exit from the tournament, apparently losing to Jerome Williams in the opening match of the evening.
Lavoy Allen, for his part, seemed to enjoy himself a bit more, clowning on his teammate for getting salty after the loss.
I have yet to see any footage from this year`s event, but below is a video from the 2013 edition.