“Whenever I saw Michael Jackson he seemed to be so fragile and overwhelmed by the circumstances that he had to deal with in his life. My own experience with the corrosive effects of fame and lack of anonymity made me view his circumstances with alot of compassion. I got to know Michael when he was…

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KREM 2 Sports Director Tim Lewis interviews basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about Hoopfest, the NBA Draft, Adam Morrison, Michael Jackson, and more. Watch the Video

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The draft is coming up again and I am reminded how ‘luck’ is so much a factor in the success or failure of franchises. The lottery teams are able to get a chance at picking first from the talent pool in any particular year. This system gives the teams that did poorly during the previous…

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I am going to Hoopfest this weekend it will be alot of fun.  Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament on the planet. That means over 6,400 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 200,000 players and fans, 400 courts spanning 40 downtown city blocks, and that’s just on day one! Beyond basketball, though, Hoopfest is an outdoor…

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“It’s unfortunate that the people of Iran have to question what should have been a free and fair election. The whole world was paying attention to the final results and there were hopes in many quarters that reform i.e., a step away from radicalism, might be the choice of the Iranian people. It is my…

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Tampa Bay Tribune article spotlights the NBA’s extensive use of social networking site, Twitter. Read: NBA gives fans Finals insight with Twitter Follow Kareem on Twitter!

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“The bigot who killed the guard at the Holocaust Museum was from the same generation of bigots who murdered people like Medgar Evers and Emmett Till.  In all likelihood he had a lifetime of bigotry which just goes to show that some people cannot change. Subsequent generations of Americans do not share his venom; we…

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