LeBron James donates $2.5 million to Muhammad Ali exhibit

Ali died in June at age 74.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James poses during a NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James poses during a NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND (AP) – 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.

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