Wheelchair basketball has a long history of being intertwined with disability activism. The sport was initially developed as a way for injured soldiers to rehabilitate and regain physical strength after World War II. Since then, wheelchair basketball has evolved into a competitive sport played at both the recreational and professional levels.

For many players, wheelchair basketball is not only a form of athletic expression, but also a way to promote disability rights and raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities. By showcasing the skill and athleticism of wheelchair basketball players, the sport can challenge stereotypes and break down barriers.

In addition, wheelchair basketball teams often engage in community outreach and advocacy work. This can include partnering with disability rights organizations or using their platform to promote accessible design and transportation initiatives in their local communities.