NBA social justice award named for Kareem
Manila Bulletin|May 15, 2021
A new NBA award created to recognize the social justice efforts of players will be named for all-time scoring leader and longtime civil rights activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league announced Friday.

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award will recognize efforts by a current player to uphold values of racial equality, diversity and inclusion.

Abdul-Jabbar, a Hall of Fame center who joined the NBA in 1969, was a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player and 19-time All-Star who scored an NBA record 38,387 career points over 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.

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