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Steph Curry Wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

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Steph Curry has won almost every award in the league.

Curry has four NBA titles, two NBA MVPs, an NBA Finals MVP, two scoring titles and much more.

On Tuesday, he added a new award to his accolade-filled resume, one that signifies his biggest impact off of the court when he won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. The annual award, now in its third year, recognizes NBA players for “pursuing social justice and upholding the NBA’s values of equality, respect and inclusion.”

Per the release, Curry was selected from a group of five finalists for “his dedication to pursuing social justice and advancing Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to engage, empower and drive equality for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged.”

Curry’s efforts aren’t singular, for he’s involved with many programs and initiatives that seek to foster change.

He’s a co-chair of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “When We All Vote” initiative, which helps drive voter registration, education and turnout. He’s also advocated for the passage of the Freedom to Vote Act in the U.S. Senate and has helped generate awareness around community safety by working directly with the White House and President Biden.

Curry has also used his platform to eliminate barriers to entry for marginalized and underrepresented groups including women’s sports and Black golfers at Howard University, where he personally helped finance the team’s launch and assisted in fundraising for the program through a charity golf tournament.

And that’s not all.

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