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Gabrielle Union Praises Basketball Player & Activist Maya Moore: “You Are A True Legend On And Off The Courts!”

Gabrielle Union, the voice artist, activist, and author spoke over basketball player Maya Moore and expressed through Instagram how much she appreciates Moore.

The ‘Think Like a Man Too‘ actress Union, posted a photo of Maya Moore, who made a pause to her basketball career to work for the Black Rights and captioned the photo with a lengthy note.

The actress began by talking about how they met:

“I first met her at the White House during President Obama’s birthday celebration, when he wanted to play with some of the best basketball players in the world… and one of those people was Maya Moore. She was kind, humble, and a fierce competitor.”

Then, Union made of mention about her works to push for criminal justice reform. As might be remembered, Moore sat out for an entire season and helped get Jonathan Irons released from prison.

“Maya got to know Jonathan through a prison ministry opportunity and started to learn about his case. Working with a team of lawyers, Maya helped fight for Jonathan’s freedom after he spent more than 2 decades behind bars. Maya’s commitment to Jonathan’s case received a long-awaited breakthrough when his conviction was overturned. Her selfless and heroic commitment to free Jonathan paid off as he was freed earlier this month.”

As known as an ambitious activist, who focuses on racial equality and human rights, Gabrielle Union concluded her words a follows:

“Thank you Maya for inspiring us to keep finding ways to show up for people.  I want to thank athletes and activists like Maya who are dedicating their platforms to impact social change. Maya, you are a true legend on and off the courts!”

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Today’s #WCW is one of the best basketball players and activist in the game… @mooremaya. I first met her at the White House during President Obama's birthday celebration, when he wanted to play with some of the best basketball players in the world.. and one of those people was Maya Moore. She was kind, humble and a fierce competitor. On top of her basketball skills, her activism is inspiring. She sat out for 2 consecutive WNBA seasons to push for criminal justice reform. She decided to step away from basketball entirely and shift her priorities to show up for the issues that mattered most to her… and that was freeing Jonathan Irons, a man who was wrongfully serving a 50-year-prison sentence. Maya got to know Jonathan through a prison ministry opportunity and started to learn about his case. Working with a team of lawyers, Maya helped fight for Jonathan’s freedom after he spent more than 2 decades behind bars. Maya’s commitment to Jonathan’s case received a long-awaited breakthrough when his conviction was overturned. Her selfless and heroic commitment to free Jonathan paid off as he was freed earlier this month. Thank you Maya for inspiring us to keep finding ways to show up for people.  I want to thank athletes and activists like Maya who are dedicating their platforms to impact social change. Maya, you are a true legend on and off the courts! Let us lift her up in the light of goodness and hold her there

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