LeBron James will receive the President's Award during the 52nd NAACP Image Awards
Los Angles- NBA Superstar, activist, and entrepreneur LeBron James will be awarded with the President's Award for using his platform to create schools, inspire not just his community, but globally, and talk about social injustice.
"LeBron James is one of the greatest athletes of his generation, and through his work both on and off the court, has transcended beyond sports to become a cultural icon,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, who will present the award to LeBron James during the LIVE TV special. “This is nowhere more evident than over the past year, where LeBron has used his platform to speak out on issues that were directly affecting the Black community including voting initiatives, police brutality, and racial inequality. LeBron epitomizes the type of leadership, sportsmanship, and commitment to social justice that we seek to highlight with our President’s Award.”
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and will be aired March 27 at 8 PM, ET. The broadcast will be simulcast across ViacomCBS networks including CBS, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET PLUTO, and CMT.