On Sunday, April 3, the NBA uncloak the new Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trophy awarded to Carmelo Anthony before the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets match.
The honor is due to a current NBA player who pursues social justice and advanced six-time NBA Champion and member of the 75th Anniversary team, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to engage, empower and drive equality for historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged individuals and groups.
The trophy was shown during the program ceremony at Crypto.com Arena. During the event, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and Abdul-Jabbar delivered remarks on the ongoing benevolent efforts of players and working with very talented artists on the social justice award project.
“What a great award this is. This award not only recognizes the one player, but several players who are doing work in their communities every single day, throughout the year to fight for social justice, to fight for equality, to fight for inclusion,” said Commissioner Tatum, who expressed appreciation for the work of Anthony and other socially conscious players in the league.
” And to have the trophy be named after Kareem Abdul-Jabar, one of the greatest in the game and one of the greatest off the court and social justice champions.”