The craze of social media over the past three weeks has been the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." Most know the "challenge" by now, but if you don't it is very simple. If one is nominated by another participant, you must dump a bucket of ice cold water on your head and nominate several other people or donate $100 dollars to help find a cure ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig Disease.
Several Brooklyn Nets have now been nominated and have done their part by dumping a bucket of cold water on their heads. Here's rookie Markel Brown's video. (Note the lack of a cast on his broken right hand!)
And Marquis Teague.
Team USA finalist Mason Plumlee took a break from the competition to participate.
Meanwhile in Beijing, the Brooklynnets lined up for an ice shower.
And in Manhattan, Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yomark's video included a nice little scream from the person filming.
Team GM Billy King took to it Tuesday afternoon with the help of his children.
It's great that high profile people like Brown, Teague, Yomark and King are participating in the event and raising awareness about ALS. To prove how successful this challenge has been, here's a remarkable stat for you.
The national chapter of the ALS Association raised $23.5M in 2013. The Bucket Challenge in 22 DAYS has raised $22.9 million.— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 19, 2014