WASHINGTON, D.C.–NBA star Lebron James contributed $2.5 million toward his long time idol Muhammad Ali’s exhibit at the Smithsonian National Musuem of African American History and Culture.

James joins other NBA celebrities in their million dollar donations along with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, who contributed with his wife Cookie.

James has mentioned publicly to Ali’s influence on his life as well as his impact on his overall professionalism.

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