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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award Winners

Carmelo Anthony was the winner of the the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion in 2021.

Carmelo Anthony wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Carmelo Anthony is named the inaugural Social Justice Champion award winner for the 2020-21 NBA season.

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A year-by-year list of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award winners, a new annual honor that will recognize a current NBA player for pursuing social justice and upholding the league’s decades-long values of equality, respect and inclusion. The award is named after six-time NBA champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  The recipient will have advanced Abdul-Jabbar’s mission to drive change and inspired others to reflect on injustice and take collective action in their communities over the previous year.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Champion Award Winners:

2020-21: Carmelo Anthony (Portland Trail Blazers)

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