Lakers, Kings donating game proceeds to people affected by Las Vegas shooting

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings are "Vegas Strong."

The teams announced Friday that they, along with T-Mobile Arena, AEG, and MGM Resorts International, will donate the proceeds from Sunday's preseason contest in Las Vegas to those affected by the massacre on Oct. 1.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this evil and senseless crime,” Lakers president Jeanie Buss said. "While no one can erase the horrific actions of last Sunday, we are committed to doing everything we can to help the people of Las Vegas who were affected by this tragedy."

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive echoed Buss' sentiments:

"To say we are united in grief does not fully convey the sadness we feel as we offer our deepest sympathies and support to those impacted. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and everyone enduring this heartbreaking tragedy. Together we will remain Vegas strong."

The donation will be made through the MGM Resorts Foundation and go toward aid for the victims, their families, and first responders.