Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Cameo!


History’s Greatest Player – NBA’s All-Time Lead Scorer – Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient – New York Times Best-Selling Author – 6x NBA Champion – 6x NBA MVP







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Michigan State’s Magic Johnson or Indiana State’s Larry Bird? Texas’ Kevin Durant or Davidson’s Stephen Curry? And where does Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson rank among the greats? We tackled all of these questions and more in our latest special issue: SLAM presents the Top 100 College Basketball Players of All Time.







Presidential Medal of Freedom


“Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom would be an honor under any circumstances, but receiving it from President Obama, who has fought so tirelessly to bring about social justice for everyone, makes it that much sweeter. I’m especially proud to be sharing this award with some of the people who have influenced my life. This acknowledgment invigorates me to continue the battle until everyone shares the great bounty of opportunity that this country has to offer. I’m hoping it will inspire others to do the same.”






Basketball Legend


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP. He is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete and activist, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. He is the recipient of 2 Columnist of the Year Awards in (2017 & 2018) by the Southern California Journalism Awards. 

Currently, Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. A NY Times best-selling author, he has written 15 books, including two recent memoirs: “Becoming Kareem” for young readers, and “Coach Wooden and Me” about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden. His second installment of the Mycroft Holmes series, entitled “Mycroft & Sherlock” was released in October of 2018.  The last book in the trilogy “Mycroft & Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage” releases September 2019.

His Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO’s most watched and highest rated sports documentary of all time. Currently, he is in the writers room working on Veronica Mars for Hulu, and in development on his first original T.V. series for Warner Brothers.

Before leaving office President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.




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