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Houston Rockets owner donates $10 million to Harvey relief efforts

As Houston struggles to deal with historic flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, the city's faithful are coming out in droves — and boats — to offer assistance.

That includes those who represent Houston on fields and courts around the country. Leslie Alexander, the longtime owner of the Houston Rockets, announced Tuesday that he would be contributing $10 million to Harvey relief efforts, up from his original donation of $4 million. Alexander has owned Houston's NBA team since 1993, though the 73-year-old announced earlier this summer that he was putting the team up for sale.

Alexander's contribution joins those of Jim Crane, owner of the Houston Astros, and Bob McNair, owner of the Houston Texans. Crane, along with the MLB team's ownership group, pledged $4 million toward relief efforts, while McNair along with his NFL club donated $1 million. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has also organized a fundraiser of his own, which has amassed over $1.6 million.