Mavericks guard/forward Reggie Bullock won the NBA&#x27;s 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, he announced in a social media post on...
Mavericks guard/forward Reggie Bullock won the NBA's 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award, he announced in a social media post on Sunday. The other finalists for the award were Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Grizzlies forward/center Jaren Jackson Jr., Timberwolves center/forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Raptors guard Fred VanVleet.
The annual award recognizes a current player for "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."
Bullock has been an avid advocate for LGBTQ equity throughout his NBA career following the murder of his sister Mia Henderson, who was transgender, in 2014, the NBA said.
When he joined the Mavericks last year, he began working with organizations in the LGBTQ space in the greater Dallas area, including Abounding Prosperity, Dallas Southern Pride, House of Rebirth, The Black-Tie Dinner, the Resource Center and the Muhlashia Booker Foundation. He also participated in a Mavs initiative, joining a conversation to "uplift the Trans community, amplify community organizations who are working to support and protect LGBTQ individuals and create opportunities for allyship."
As the winner, Bullock has selected North Carolina-based organization Kinston Teens to receive a $100,000 donation from the NBA. The other four finalists have each selected a social justice organization to receive a $25,000 contribution from the league.Mavericks' Reggie Bullock wins 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award - The Athletic View Story