“Posse” Leader LeBron James Donates $2.5 Million To Muhammad Ali Exhibit At AA Museum In D.C.

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LeBron James Drops $2.5 Million To Support Muhammad Ali Exhibit At African-American History Museum

Despite the wave of negativity that surrounded him this week via crusty curmudgeon Phil Jackson, LeBron James is a man not easily deterred from his mission.

USAToday Sports is reporting that the Cavs superstar and philanthropist has donated $2.5 million in support of a Muhammad Ali exhibit that is being built at the new National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.

“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 Sports in an exclusive interview about the exhibit.

“I think of him every day. Without his passion and goals and morals, I don’t know if I’d be sitting here today talking to you about it.”

Said Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, about Bron Bron’s generosity:

“I am overwhelmed by the incredible generosity LeBron James has shown,” Lonnie Ali 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.”

Sounds like LeBron and his posse are doing great things for the youth.

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