Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
A nationally recognized federal holiday in the United States of America. MLK Day was voted into existence by President Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983, and it was first observed January 20, 1986. It is recognized by the government on the third Monday of every January—on or around Dr. King’s birthday.
That great day, in which our nation recognizes the civil rights achievements of Dr. King was celebrated Monday of this week.
As with his birthday (last week), many players took time to express their gratitude for what he accomplished and the dream that he had for our country.
Two NBA All-Star guards—Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade—each tweeted out acknowledgment for Dr. King and his great work.