"Stephen Curry Named Finalist for NBA's 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award"
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is one of five finalists for the 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. He was selected, alongside Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Tre Jones (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) and Grant Williams (Boston Celtics), "for their work as social justice advocates" according to the NBA. The winner will be chosen and receive a $100,000 donation to dedicate to a social justice-based organization of their choice. The other four finalists each get a $25,000 donation to dedicate to a social justice-based organization.
The award is in honor of NBA legend Abdul Jabbar, whose mission is to "engage, empower and drive equality for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged," said the league. A panel of social justice leaders and NBA representatives chose the finalists. According to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, “The work of these five finalists to make a positive change in their communities is truly inspiring.”
Reggie Bullock of the Dallas Mavericks won the previous season's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award. This year’s winner will be announced during the NBA conference finals. Let the competition begin!