Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How Misbehaving Stars Use Their Kids as Brand-Enhancing Props


When the famous bribe their kids into college or parade them on TV they are really using the façade of a perfect family to burnish their own image and justify their own bad behavior. We’ve all seen horrendous news reports of desperate parents leaping into a roiling ocean to save their drowning children — only Read More »

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Nickel: Long after he left, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is rooting for Bucks – and Milwaukee – once again


In the early 1970s, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lived in Juneau Village on the east side and the doorway to his apartment was reconstructed to better accommodate his 7-foot-2 frame. But he never really did feel at home, not in Milwaukee, and not in the Midwest. So after six seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, three NBA most valuable player Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ciara, Gaten Matarazzo and more celebrate young change-makers at WE Day Washington


TACOMA, WA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, WE Day returns to Washington bringing together over 16,000 students and educators at Tacoma Dome to celebrate young people committed to making a difference.  The inspiring youth empowerment event features renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and dynamic performers including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ciara, Gaten Matarazzo, Ariel Winter, alongside WE Co-founder Craig Kielburger and co-hosts Skai Jackson and Bailee Madison and more. WE Day Washington is free of charge to students and educators Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fast Facts


CNN Library Here is a look at the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Monday, April 15th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT CNN Library Here is a look at the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Personal: Birth date: April 16, 1947 Birth Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Bucks: “I see them going deep into the playoffs”


By Scott Grodsky MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The man who led Milwaukee to its one and only NBA championship was in the house for Sunday’s playoff game. CBS 58’s Scott Grodsky spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar one on one. “I see them going deep into the playoffs,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I would not be surprised if they’re Read More »

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The Guardian: The way Americans regard sports heroes versus intellectuals speaks volumes


The difference between the way Americans regard athletes versus “intellectuals” is a touchstone for how we see ourselves On 19 April 1980, more than 50,000 Parisians marched through the streets to mourn the loss of one of their own. Was it for a famous pop star, a beloved politician or a nationally treasured athlete? Nope, Read More »

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Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This team can win championship


MILWAUKEE — 12 News’ Sports Director Dan Needles talks one-on-one with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the Bucks’ 2019 playoff chances. (Transcript below) DN: IT PROBABLY DOESN’T SEEM LIKE 48 YEARS AGO THEY WON A TITLE. WHAT STANDS OUT MOST FROM THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON OR WINNING THAT CHAMPIONSHIP? KAJ: IT’S HARD TO RELATE TO THE WAY THE Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attends Bucks playoff game, lifts 1971 championship trophy


by Marty Fenn The Milwaukee Bucks won 60 games in the just-completed NBA regular season, their highest total since 1980-81. To celebrate Milwaukee’s historic achievement before the beginning of its first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons, the Bucks paid homage to a franchise legend: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The man formerly named Lew Alcindor was in attendance for Game Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Aisha Tyler Express Need for Diversity in Higher Education in America


by Jasmyne Bell Chancellor Gene Block was honored with the Educational Visionary Award, presented by Abdul-Jabbar and fellow UCLA alum Bill Walton. Fulfillment Fund’s annual event, Eat, Drink, Be Inspired, put a spotlight on the organization’s incredible mission to send students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds to college. The fundraiser, which was held at Calley Read More »

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