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 creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

After decades of social activism during his playing days and in his post-career endeavors, it’s fitting that NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the namesake of the league’s newly-created award that will honor a player that emerges in the fight for social justice off the court. Thursday, the NBA announced the creation of the Kareem Abdul-JabbarContinue reading “NBA creates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award”

Nets’ Kyrie Irving keeps focus on social impact while returning from lengthy hiatus

Admittedly trying to balance his impact on the court and his impact in the world of social activism, Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving made his return to the team Tuesday after a lengthy hiatus due to personal reasons and the NBA’s health and safety protocol. Irving hasn’t played since scoring 29 points in 30Continue reading “Nets’ Kyrie Irving keeps focus on social impact while returning from lengthy hiatus”