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Los Angeles, California, November 20, 2014. Julien’s Auctions was handed its latest litigation defeat on Tuesday when the Los Angeles County Superior Court issued Writs of Possession directing the seizure from Julien’s of over $1 million of sports memorabilia accumulated by legendary NBA Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Writs of Possession are based on Read More »

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Nov. 20, 1997 – A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks sets the NBA record for consecutive games, competing in his 907th straight game. The old mark of 906 belonged to Randy Smith, a 6-3 guard-forward who played in the NBA from 1971-83. Green, from Benson High and Oregon State, winds up playing in 1,192 consecutive games, Read More »

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When I played basketball for UCLA, I learned the hard way how the NCAA’s refusal to pay college athletes impacted our daily lives. Despite the hours I put in every day, practicing, learning plays, and traveling around the country to play games, and despite the millions of dollars our team generated for UCLA — both Read More »

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Those rebellious boomers of the ’60s are ready for AARP. As aging movie star Bette Davis once warned, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Amen, sister. Not that I’m anywhere near that “place.” But I can see its dilapidated porch and neglected lawn from here, and I’m not looking forward to arriving. Most Baby Read More »

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The lying campaign ads, shady voter ID laws and sanctioned dishonesty should be illegal—and those complicit should be arrested. The upcoming mid-term elections should inspire a swell of patriotic pride in our hearts as we Americans dutifully cast our precious votes to reshape our national priorities and values. This is the American democratic ideal in Read More »

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In the 1980 film Airplane!, the basketball legend Kareem ­Abdul-Jabbar plays the co-pilot Roger Murdock to Peter Graves’s captain Clarence Oveur. In one scene of the beloved oddball comedy, a child tells Abdul-­Jabbar’s Murdock character: “Wait a minute. I know you. You’re Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You play basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers.” “I’m sorry, son, Read More »

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The National’s editor-in-chief, Mohammed Al Otaiba, in conversation with basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on healthy living, Islam and a look back at the star’s lifestyle. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently in the UAE in support of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s healthy lifestyle campaign, Take a Step for Diabetes Week. View More at The National

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