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)