Embiid to donate $500K to COVID-19 relief
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid said he will donate $500,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts.

An amount was set to be put toward 76ers employees, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. However, on Tuesday, the team backtracked from a plan to cut pay for salaried staff by 20% during the economic downturn.

"After listening to our staff and players, it's clear that was the wrong decision," 76ers owner Josh Harris said in a statement. "We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salaries ... To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong."

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