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Friday November 1, 2013 Billy D T-shirt for charity

Billy D T GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Back for the start of a new season, a Billy Donovan T-shirt with a cause.

Million Dollar Ballers, a clothing company out of Portland, Ore., is partnered with the Herren Project and its quest to help individuals and families struggling with drug addiction. As part of its T-shirt series that honors basketball legends from the 1980s, MDB has added "Billy D" to the line that also includes Hall of Famer’s Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Donovan and Herren, author of “Basketball Junkie” and subject of ESPN 30 For 30 series film “Unguarded, have grown close over the years, with Herren making stops in Gainesville as part of his motivational speaking to students, teams, companies and organizations detailing his battle with addiction.

Portions of the T-shirt proceeds go to the Herren Project.

You can find Million Dollar Ballers at mdballers.com, on Twitter @mdballers or at facebook.com/MillionDollarBallers. Or for more information, email gb@mdballers.com.

The Gators open the 2013-14 season Friday night with an exhibition game against Florida Southern at the O'Connell Center.

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