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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo told The Undefeated on Michael Jordan's $2 million pledge: "That's big. Thats's MJ. That's Michael Jordan. As African-Americans, that's who we look up to. He's a great voice with a great platform. I'm just glad that he came out now and he used it at this time with everything going on."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Melo: "To answer your question about the Michael Jordan thing it was brilliant and about time... He is our face."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Carmelo Anthony, Tamika Catchings and spokesman from the LAPD, Brotherhood Crusade and Boys & Girls Clubs of LA taking part in press conference at "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters." Members of the USA Basketball men and women, police officers and about 80 kids took part in the event.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on Michael Jordan's statement today: "I thought it was brilliant...and about time that he stepped up."

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony addressing the media after leading a community meeting in South Los Angeles. "The youth really spoke out today," Anthony said.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Carmelo Anthony brought together the USA men's and women's national teams and community leaders for a conversation today in Los Angeles called, "Leadership Together: A Conversation with our Sons & Daughters."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bucks center Larry Sanders posted Twitter polls asking which team would utilize his skills best. The Celtics led one of them.

What inspired Jordan to speak out?

The Undefeated editor-in-chief Kevin Merida explains why Michael Jordan decided to use his influence to get involved in social change.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Up for auction by SCP: Great Western Forum basket stanchion (1988-1994). Used for MJ's first title in 1991