Carmelo Anthony Wins Inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Although his 2020-21 season came to an abrupt end following Portland’s first-round playoff exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony still collected hardware for his work off the court. Tuesday night, the NBA announced that Anthony was the winner of the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. TheContinue reading “Carmelo Anthony Wins Inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award”

NBA Announces Finalists for First-Ever Social Justice Champion Award

Although the attention of the basketball world has been on the NBA playoffs, the league has continued to remain committed to the fight for social justice off the hardwood. Friday, the NBA announced the five finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. Portland’s Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes, Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris, Milwaukee’sContinue reading “NBA Announces Finalists for First-Ever Social Justice Champion Award”

WNBA’s Renee Montgomery retires after joining social activism movement

After opting out of the 2020 WNBA season to focus on social activism and justice reform, two-time champion Renee Montgomery announced her retirement Tuesday to continue the fight for equality. Montgomery played a total of 11 seasons in the WNBA, garnering All-Star honors in 2011 and taking home the Sixth Woman of the Year awardContinue reading “WNBA’s Renee Montgomery retires after joining social activism movement”

Welcome to Social Ballers!

With the rise of social activism across the NBA and support for the Black Lives Matter movement, SocialBallers.com was created to shine a spotlight on the work of NBA athletes off the court and in the community. Veteran NBA reporter Earl K. Sneed, who majored in journalism and mass communications at the University of OklahomaContinue reading “Welcome to Social Ballers!”