Brooklyn Nets Visit Children's Hospital
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The Brooklyn Nets put smiles on the faces of kids at a local children's hospital Tuesday as team members signed autographs and met with young patients at Maimonides Medical Center.
The center's intensive pediatric care unit treats acutely sick children and cancer patients.
Kids and hospital staff said they were thrilled to see their new hometown heroes.
"Our platform as basketball players is not just on the court," said Nets forward Kris Humphries. "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."
"It's fantastic to have them here," said Dr. Danielle Laraque of the Maimonides Medical Center. "And also, many of them are fathers themselves and really care about what's going on in Maimonides. So thank you, it's just wonderful."
16 lucky staff members were given the chance to take a photo with the entire team.