Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to support the Muhammad Ali exhibit “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change,” at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.
The exhibit showcases Ali’s boxing career, while also highlighting his community activism, resistance, politics, spirituality and culture.
“I am overwhelmed by the incredible generosity LeBron James has shown,” Ali’s wife Lonnie said in a statement. “This exhibit will enable children visiting the Smithsonian to learn more about Muhammad’s work outside of the ring, particularly his humanitarian work and stance on social justice for all people. I know that if Muhammad was alive today he would be honored.”
A three-time heavyweight champion and social activist, Ali died in June at the age of 74. The new museum opened in September.
James joins Michael Jordan, who pledged $5 million himself back in August, in support of the exhibit.
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