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Trail Blazers Wing Josh Hart Donates to Chelsea Fans

The Portland player has a connection overseas.

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

Josh Hart made Portland Trail Blazers fans happy last season, scoring 20 points per game after he arrived mid-season in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans for guard CJ McCollum. As the UK’s DailyMail reports, Hart is also making Chelsea fans happy, singlehandedly buoying their fan-based request for banners honoring fan favorites Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta.

The JustGiving campaign started by the group We Are The Shed set a target of about $3,845 to produce the displays of the defenders, with the group saying they plan on recognizing captain Azpilicueta towards the end of the season.

Meanwhile, James’ banner is set to be about 69 feet by 49 feet according to the crowdfunding post.

Hart - under the username JHart on the site - subtly left the donation with a simple message: KTPFFH, or ‘Keep the Blue Flag Flying High.’

The article also mentions Hart’s longer-term relationship with Blues players Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic.