GIVING: LeBron James
BASKETBALL PLAYER LeBron James is giving $2.5 million to support an exhibit honouring the late Muhammad Ali.
The exhibition "Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change" opened in September at the Smithsonian's National Museum Of African American History And Culture, and honours the legacy of the boxing champ and social activist who’s contributions to the world transcended sport.
Speaking on the late boxer, James said: "Every professional athlete, regardless of race and gender, owes a huge debt of gratitude to Muhammad Ali."
"His legacy deserves to be studied and revered by every generation. I am honored to partner with the Smithsonian to celebrate one of the most influential figures in our nation's history who, along with Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens, used the power of sports to advance our civil rights."
The exhibit includes artifacts such as Ali’s headgear and training robe, in a celebration of the iconic boxer’s achievements.