Stephen Curry named 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion

Stephen Curry, the standout player for the Golden State Warriors, continues to have an impact off the court despite his prodigious talent on it. Curry has been involved in giving a voice to marginalized areas around the nation in addition to his work with the Eat. Learn. Play. foundations, which supports Oakland’s youngsters.

Curry was honored by the league on Tuesday as the 2022–23 Kareem Abdul–Jabbar Social Justice Champion in recognition of his work to improve the globe. Just last week, the Professional Basketball Writers Association presented him with the 2023 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

Curry has chosen University of San Francisco Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice as the recipient of a $100,000 donation made on his behalf by the NBA.

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Curry stated in a statement released by the league, “I’m passionate about the work of the University of San Francisco Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice and its dedication to ending injustice and structural violence through peace. “As a sportsperson, I frequently use my position to promote activism and speak out against the prevalent problem of institutional racism. I sincerely believe that in order to bring about meaningful change in our society and for future generations, we must be loud on social media and in the real world.

The other four contenders for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice award were Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies, Tre Jones of the San Antonio Spurs, Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns, and Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics. The NBA will donate $25,000 to each of the four finalists’ respective organizations.





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