After over a decade in the NBA, Nazr Mohammed was finally able to come back home to Chicago when he signed with the Bulls in 2012. Now, Mohammed is being recognized for his contributions on and off the court as he was named the Bull of the Year at Monday's CSN Sports Awards. In his acceptance speech, Mohammed acknowledged he didn't start his charity, The Nazr Mohammed Foundation, until later in his career.
"It was actually one of those things I didn't start until I got to Chicago," Mohammed said. "I always did things in the community, and I always donated. I felt it was my obligation for the blessings that I had. When I got home, being a Chicago guy, who grew up on the South Side on 48th and Drexel and went to Kenwood Academy, I felt it was my time to actually do something and give back to the kids and the community."
Mohammed is currently averaging 1.4 points with 2.3 rebounds per game for the Bulls this season.
Watch the rest of his acceptance speech in the video above.