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Former NBA Star Rasheed Wallace Honored With Philadelphia Street Named After Him

Philadelphia (CBS) -- Rasheed Wallace is an NBA champion and four-time All-Star. On Friday, he was honored for his work off the basketball court.

Raheem Wallace Hunting Park Avenue

The 1700 block of Hunting Park Avenue was renamed Rasheed Wallace Road.

City Councilmember Cindy Bass led the effort to honor Wallace for his philanthropy in Philadelphia and around the nation.

Wallace provided water to the residents of Flint, Michigan when the city's pipes were contaminated with lead.

The Simon Gratz High School alum also donated sneakers and meals to children in need.

"As far as the love goes, I got that from y'all," said Wallace. "The way that y'all show me love, especially in this building, and representing Philadelphia when we are outside of Philadelphia, I definitely appreciate that."

Boxing champion Bernard Hopkins was also on hand for the occasion, along with former Sixer Aaron McKie.

McKie is now the basketball coach at Temple University.

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