Steph Curry’s impact on the game of basketball is undeniable. His impact outside of the game, however, is the reason the NBA honored him Tuesday morning.
Curry, the two-time MVP face of the Warriors, has been named the 2022-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion.
The four-time NBA champion has used his platform to advocate for causes such as childhood hunger, voter education and gun safety. He is a co-chair of When We All Vote, a voter initiative campaign launched by Michelle Obama in 2018 aimed at increasing voter participation.
Curry, along with his wife Ayesha, is behind the Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, which has worked to combat food insecurity for children, particularly in Oakland, and provide safe play areas by revamping playgrounds and basketball courts at schools and in neighborhoods. The organization also works with schools to promote child literacy.
Back in 2019, Curry made a seven-figure donation that kickstarted the golf program at Howard University, a historically Black school in Washington D.C. that had not offered the sport since the 1970s. Through his Underrated golf tour, Curry has worked to elevate
The other nominees this season were Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies), Tre Jones (San Antonio Spurs), Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns) and Grant Williams (Boston Celtics). Carmelo Anthony, then with the Blazers, won the award in 2021, as then-Warrior Juan Toscano-Anderson was a finalist. Dallas’ Reggie Bullock won in 2022.
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