Nancy Lieberman Aims to Build on Late Icon, Muhammed Ali’s, Legacy

Nancy Lieberman Aims to Build on Late Icon, Muhammed Ali’s, Legacy

Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Nancy Lieberman was privileged enough to know Muhammed Ali, and his motto was what has inspired her to continue to give back.  “Everything I do in charity is a reflection of Muhammad Ali and what he’s taught me since I was 19 years old,” said Lieberman, 57.

Nancy Lieberman Charities partners with WorldVentures Foundations to provide basketball courts in communities across the U.S., for free, to encourage youth development.   A new court will be dedicated in Portage, WI on Saturday, the 26th her organization has had installed.

“This is a different week for me because of my relationship with Muhammad Ali,” said Lieberman, who will attend Ali’s funeral in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. “He taught me how to give: ‘What can I do for you? How can I help you?’ That’s the mantra I learned a long time ago, that when you’re blessed to do something important, you have to give back.

“It’s the God’s honest truth: if I didn’t know Muhammad Ali since 1979, we’re not doing Dream Courts on Saturday. That’s how life intersects: doing things for the right reasons, and here we are in 2016.”

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