LeBron James Donates $2.5 Million To Muhammad Ali Exhibit

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James watches from the bench during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

LeBron James is giving back to a champion who shaped his life.

The Cavaliers star is donating $2.5 million to support an exhibit honoring Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

“Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change” opened in September to honor the legacy of the boxing champ, social activist and world ambassador whose contributions transcended the sports world.

James’ business partner, Maverick Carter, also is contributing as part of the donation.

The exhibit includes artifacts such as Ali’s headgear and the training robe worn at Dundee’s Fifth Street Gym. It celebrates the late champion’s achievements in community activism, resistance, politics, spirituality and culture.

Ali died in June at age 74.

 

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1970, file photo, Muhammad Ali pounds away at the bag in Miami Beach, Fla. Freddie Roach was 27 when he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, not long after fellow boxer Muhammad Ali learned he had the disease. Roach, now 56, smiled as he recalled that Ali’s tremors stopped as soon as he started hitting the heavy bag. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Nov. 17, 1970, file photo, Muhammad Ali pounds away at the bag in Miami Beach, Fla. Freddie Roach was 27 when he was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, not long after fellow boxer Muhammad Ali learned he had the disease. Roach, now 56, smiled as he recalled that Ali’s tremors stopped as soon as he started hitting the heavy bag. (AP Photo/File)

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