DALLAS (KDAF) — The 2022 season is coming to an end as both conference finals are well underway and that also means season/annual awards are being given out to players and others across the NBA.
Dallas Mavericks’ veteran guard Reggie Bullock has been named the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion winner. “The NBA today announced that Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Reggie Bullock has been named the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion,” the NBA tweeted.
Bullock was chosen out 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, specifically within the LGBTQ+ community.”
The Mavericks said they’re proud of Bullock and, “Congrats to Reggie for receiving the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. Reggie will receive a $100k donation that he has chosen to give to @KinstonTeens, an org from his hometown which amplifies youth voices in NC. #MFFL“
“We are all one, and I believe love lies in everybody’s heart,” said Bullock. “It’s incredibly important to me as a cisgender athlete to stand in support of the trans and LGBTQ+ community.” Read the full release on Bullock’s award here.