Michael Rubin Rumors

Michael Rubin has never been one to sit around the house idly, and especially not one to watch live television. But these shelter-at-home days have forced many into uncomfortable and unusual positions as people collectively attempt to diminish the spread of COVID-19. Rubin’s days had been filled with hours of unsettling CNN consumption until he plotted ways to combat the bad news scrolling on those chryons at the bottom of his big screen.
“I’m the type of person, I really believe every negative has to be turned into a positive,” Rubin, the billionaire e-commerce entrepreneur and partner of both the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, said in a telephone interview with The Athletic. “That is my fundamental belief. Whatever you throw at me, I’m going to figure out a way to make it positive. That’s the approach I take with this.”
Shortly after the idea popped into his head, Rubin picked up the phone and called his good friend, rapper Meek Mill – “Meek’s like a brother to me,” Rubin said – to see what he thought. Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, first told Rubin that he was one of those kids who worried about where his next meal came from, growing up in North Philadelphia. Then, he asked Rubin why he planned to limit the effort to just athletes. “Why wouldn’t you do this with artists like me, or celebrities like Kevin Hart?” Rubin recalled Meek Mill telling him. “So, I said, ‘You’re right. Let’s do this with athletes, celebrities and artists.’ He said, ‘Great. I’m in.’ ”
Alex Kennedy: 76ers partner Michael Rubin started the #AllInChallenge to raise tens of millions of dollars to feed those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Rubin asked celebrities to auction off prized possessions or once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here are some of the things being auctioned:

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Flyers standout Glaude Giroux, Sixers forward Tobias Harris, Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins, Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp, Phillies infielder Scott Kingery, ONE Championship fighter Eddie Alvarez, Eagles defensive back Jalen Mills, Eagles tight end Zack Ertz and his wife, Julie, a member of U.S. woman’s soccer team, and Sixers limited partner Michael Rubin are among the growing list of supporters.
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In an interview Thursday afternoon with NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark, Sixers limited partner Michael Rubin said Fanatics hopes to produce a million masks and gowns for hospital and emergency healthcare workers over the next two months. Rubin is the founder and CEO of Fanatics, which is making the masks and gowns out of the same material used for MLB player jerseys and starting with available fabrics from Phillies and Yankees jerseys.
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Rubin also commented on the Sixers having planned to institute salary reductions of up to 20 percent for full-time, salaried employees making at least $50,000. In a statement Tuesday, managing partner Josh Harris reversed course, saying all employees would be paid their full salaries and apologizing to staff and fans. “To me, if you don’t get something right, the biggest thing you need to do is recognize it and fix it,” Rubin said. “Whether I’m involved or indirectly involved, I screw things up all the time. The most important thing is if you don’t get it right, you’ve gotta fix it immediately and I’m proud of the way the organization said, ‘You know what? We didn’t have it right and we’re going to get it right.’”

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Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin said the group is dedicating $50 million to the effort. Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released. The performer said the Reform initiative “is one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life” and that he’s speaking “for people who don’t have a voice.”
2 years ago via ESPN