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Grizzlies Honor Big O and Zo on MLK Day Celebration

The Grizzlies are already planning another Big Martin Luther King Day Celebration at FedExForum...

The Recipients are Zo and The Big O.

NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson will receive the National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award presented by FedEx.

One of THE most decorated players on both the College and Professional levels in the history of the gam, The Big O overcame the prejudices prior to the Civil Rights Era to become an American Sports Icon.

The Only Player in NBA History to Average a Triple-Double for an entire season, among other philanthropic duties, Robertson has served as Honorary Spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation since donating one of his Kidneys to his Daughter in 19-97.

Also honored on MLK Day is Alonzo Mourning.

Mourning inspired Millions when he returned from a Kidney Transplant to help lead the Miami Heat to their First NBA Championship in 2006.

Mourning, a 7-time All Star and 2-time Defensive Player of the Year, established Zo's Fund for Life..a program that raised money Kidney Research, and helps those who can't afford medication.

The Grizzlies 8th Annual Martin Luther King day game is against Phoenix January 18th at FedExForum.

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