By Monique Friedlander For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:11 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 01:16 GMT, 8 January 2020
Kendall Jenner's ex Ben Simmons, 26, has joined Australia's top basketball stars in donating generously to the Austrlaian bushfire relief efforts.
Ben and eight other Australians have partnered with the NBA and NBA Players Association Foundation to contribute $US750,000 ($A1.1 million) towards relief and recovery efforts.
'We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland,' the players said in a joint statement.
'We are heartbroken': Kendall Jenner's ex Ben Simmons, 26, has jointly donated $1 million to bushfire relief with fellow Australian NBA stars
'Our thoughts are with our families, friends and all of the people of Australia.
'We hope you feel our love and support and know that we will continue to bring awareness to this crisis globally and provide assistance in any way we can.'
The players who have donated alongside Ben are Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia 76ers), Mills (San Antonio Spurs), Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz), Aron Baynes (Phoenix Suns), (76ers), Matthew Dellavedova and Dante Exum (Cleveland Cavaliers), Thon Maker (Detroit Pistons) and Ryan Broekhoff (Dallas Mavericks).
'We are heartbroken over the devastation these fires are causing all across our homeland,' the players said in a joint statement. Pictured: Ben Simmons
The funds will provide support to organisations across Australia to aid immediate relief efforts and long-term rebuilding