The NBA announced the social justice champion award, naming it after Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Each team will nominate one players and a selection committee led by Abdul-Jabbar will meet once a year to choose five finalist, the league said. "I'm honored and grateful to be associated with this award that will recognize the dedicated and selfless people fighting to promote social justice for all marginalized people," Abdul said. "To me, it's another giant step in the right direction for the country and all people who value equality." Read the full article on "CNBC."