Credit: USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix

NBA announced that Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Reggie Bullock has been named the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion.

Reggie Bullock

Reggie  Bullock
Reggie  Bullock
MIN: 30.15
PTS: 8.92 (44.03%)
REB: 3.77
As: 1.3
ST: 0.75
BL: 0.18
TO: 0.56
GM: 84

Bullock 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, specifically within the LGBTQ+ community.

After his sister, Mia Henderson — a transgender woman — was murdered in 2014, Bullock dedicated his life to honoring her legacy and fighting for increased visibility and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community.

Upon joining the Mavericks ahead of the 2021-22 season, Bullock immediately connected with organizations in the Dallas area, including Abounding Prosperity, Dallas Southern Pride, House of Rebirth, The Black-Tie Dinner, the Resource Center, and the Muhlashia Booker Foundation, to take action in support of their work.

"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."

The winner received a $100,000 donation from the NBA for a social justice organization of his choosing.

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