Ab­dul-Jab­bar, Brown, Rus­sell to re­ceive award

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Sports Il­lus­trated mag­a­zine has cho­sen Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar, Jim Brown and Bill Rus­sell to re­ceive its Muham­mad Ali Legacy Award for their ath­letic ca­reers and so­cial ac­tivism.

The Hall-of-Fame trio led no­table African-Amer­i­can ath­letes in sup­port of the late heavy­weight great and Louisville na­tive at the so-called “Ali Sum­mit” in Cleve­land in 1967. Ali fought in­duc­tion into the U.S. Army as a con­sci­en­tious ob­jec­tor to the Viet­nam War.

Ab­dul-Jab­bar and Brown were among celebri­ties and dig­ni­taries at Ali’s me­mo­rial ser­vice fol­low­ing his death in June at age 74.

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