The award will recognize a current player for "pursuing social justice and upholding the league's decades-long values of equality, respect and inclusion," the league said in a release Thursday. "I'm thrilled, I'm very honored that the NBA would name the Social Justice Award after me," he said in a release. "I hope it serves as an inspiration to the guys in the league now to see what they can do. I think when they start competing with each other to do good things in their communities, we'll get a lot of positive results from that." Read the full article on "The Athletic."