All season long, a hood from a new Volvo sat outside the visiting locker at Prudential Center. The Nets asked NBA stars, past and present, to sign it, explaining that it would be auctioned off in April to benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and pediatric cancer research. By season's end, more than 50 had lent their autographs to the cause.
The foundation was started by the parents of Alexandra Scott, who died at age 8 after a four-year battle with cancer. It had been her idea to set up lemonade stands to raise money. Billy King met the girl while working in Philadelphia and is a member of the foundation's board of directors.