NBA Learn and Play Center presented to East Side school

Spurs take part in NBA Cares Friday

The NBA and former and current Spurs players presented Bowden Elementary School with an NBA Cares Learn and Play Center.

The state-of-the-art center came with brand new TVs, computers, tablets and a new reading space stocked with books.

"What we do is basically entertainment. We do this for a living and we enjoy basketball, but when all is said and done, it's a game. This is real life, these kids are the future. Providing all this technology for them is the investment that should be made." said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

The goal was to give students a chance to explore academic interests in a safe environment.

"Even though I'm not going to be here, it's going to be good for the kids that are," said former student D'Mon Walker.

Students also got a chance to interact with players.

"It's great, it's amazing, it's things I didn't have growing up. Touch-screen computers, the new Samsung curved TV, a lot of upgrades to a space where kids can learn," said Spurs guard Danny Green.

The Care and Learn Center is the 897th of its kind created by the NBA.