Citing “the importance of being able to talk about something that affects people’s lives, [Miley Cyrus] told me that we’re in a period where we have to be able to address this and to talk and be sensitive and to be a part of it.”
Cyrus, who was introduced to the NBA in July, told reporters last week that she wanted to be “a part of this movement, a part for change, for change that is happening in this country.”
The rapper has become a fixture on social media, often posting candid selfies and encouraging others to join in.
On Wednesday, she was joined by her former “Glee” co-star Adam Levine, who will serve as an ambassador for the league, along with former NBA stars Al Horford and Brandon Bass.
The NBA is also partnering with ESPN to develop an online program to “connect and engage” with fans.