Saunders: From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,wonderful life lessons in growing up

By Barry Saunders — bsaunders@newsobserver.comcreate new email Anybody want to buy a 45-year grudge that’s been well-nursed? I’m trying to get rid of one, now that I’ve actually met Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and talked to him. You see, after the way Abdul-Jabbar abused Rusty Clark, the starting center for the UNC Tar Heels, in 1968 and UCLA easily Read More »

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In Bed With Books Review:Sasquatch in the Paint


Book One of the Streetball Crew By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld Available now from Disney-Hyperion Review copy I grew up in Houston, and even though I don’t like sports, I have fond memories of the Rockets of my childhood. And while celebrities writing books – even with the help of a ghostwriter – often Read More »

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20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men


By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Why should a young man listen to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the next few months. That’s not a fault of character, but the fact that teens’ brains have not yet physically matured. Read More »

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