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Maya Moore will be honored and recognized during the 2021 ESPYS

New York- Maya Moore will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2021 ESPYS.


In 2019, Moore decided to step away from her WNBA career to be a voice and activist for criminal justice reform. Moore helped Jonathan Irons, who is now her husband get his conviction overturned. Irons was wrongly convicted of burglary and assault and sentenced to 50 years in prison.


Moore turned her win into more of an educational tool to educate others about the importance of improving the system. Moore had this to say about receiving the prestigious award and honor.


“I’m so honored to be able to continue to share this powerful story with the world by receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award,” said Moore. “In the face of injustice, the courage to care about justice, human dignity and freedom is now able to be celebrated in this momentous way and I’m so happy for Jonathan and all who helped contribute to this victory!”


Senior Vice President and Editor-At-Large ESPN Content, Rob King: “Maya’s courage lies not just in her decision to step away from a basketball career full of unprecedented success. Instead, her commitment to live a life unerringly devoted to faith, family and justice sets a shining example for anyone seeking their own path toward having a real and lasting impact on the world. We’re so honored to celebrate her with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.”

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