NBA star LeBron James donates USD 2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit

Updated: Nov 19, 2016, 11:54 IST | AFP

LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to an exhibit dedicated to Muhammad Ali

LeBron James
LeBron James 

Washington: LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to an exhibit dedicated to Muhammad Ali at the newly opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History in Washington, it was reported Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers star, a long-time admirer of the late former heavyweight boxing icon, told USA Today he was making the donation to pay tribute to Ali’s achievements both in and outside the ring.

“Muhammad Ali is such a cornerstone of me as an athlete because of what he represented not only in the ring as a champion but more outside the ring — what he stood for, what he spoke for, his demeanor,” James told USA Today.

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