Mark Cuban sending Puerto Rico relief supplies via Mavericks' team jet

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The Miami-born rapper has not spoken publicly about the deed, but when reached for comment, the hip-hop artist said, "Thank God we're blessed to help". He says Puerto Ricans are "great people and we need to help them". "Just doing my part", Pitbull said in a statement.

Millions are struggling for basic necessities such as adequate food, water, fuel and electricity.

Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 when it hit, swept through the US territory just a week ago leaving much of the island without adequate food, water and fuel.

Barea, the only native Puerto Rican active in the National Basketball Association, said Cuban did not hesitate to loan him the team's plane for the trip.

President Trump has said he will visit Puerto Rico, home to three million U.S. citizens, after Hurricane Maria caused food, water and electricity shortages last week.

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Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, has also sent a private plane, with the team's Puerto Rican point guard J.J. Barea aboard, reports the Daily Mail. "Finally, we got cleared and then we were able to go". It wasn't clear whether those deaths were among the at least 16 deaths that Karixia Ortiz, spokeswoman for the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety and Vilmar Trinta, spokesperson of Puerto Rico's Police superintendent, attributed to the storm.

"You always go to Puerto Rico - after the season I fly in - and you look out the window, and it's handsome".

In addition to delivering the aid, Barea is bringing back his mother and grandmother so they can be safe with him, while his father is staying to help rebuild. "It's going to be a long long process, but we just got to keep helping out".

Barea said Tuesday that Puerto Rico is his home and he had come to help.

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