Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson are the finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, the NBA announced Friday.

The award, named after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league’s all-time leading scorer, is given to the player who best embodies Abdul-Jabbar’s message of civil rights, Black empowerment and racial equality.

The five finalists, whittled down from an original list of 30 nominees, one from each team, are in consideration for a $100,000 award that the league will donate to a social justice-focused organization of the winner’s choosing. The four other finalists will receive $25,000 donations.

Read the full story at ESPN | NBA.


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