Happ best center in NCAA, wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award


By NBC15 Staff LOS ANGELES (WMTV) — Ethan Happ capped his brilliant Wisconsin basketball career on Friday by winning the 2019 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, the Basketball Hall of Fame positional award given to the nation’s best center. Happ was presented the award by Abdul-Jabbar himself at the College Basketball Awards show in downtown Los Angeles on Read More »

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Q&A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on social issues, Magic Johnson, the Lakers and more at WE Day Baltimore


By Mike Preston | April 10, 2019 WE Day Community: Baltimore brought together 2,000 students and educators Wednesday at the Hippodrome Theatre to recognize those across the state who are making a difference in their local and global communities. One of the featured speakers was Hall of Fame basketball player and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 71, Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about Rockets star James Harden’s signature step-back


By Ralph Orense | April 5, 2019 Houston Rockets star James Harden continues his stellar performance this season, and while the team hasn’t been able to replicate their dominance last year, they’re still one of the most dangerous teams in the league, and The Beard remains almost unstoppable on the offensive end. Harden’s signature move, the step back Read More »

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Utah Jazz legends relive night of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer 35 years later


By Eric Woodyard | April 5, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — Roughly an hour ahead of the Utah Jazz’s tipoff against the Sacramento Kings, former Jazzman Thurl Bailey zeroed in on a stack of notes at the scorer’s table next to play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack on Friday night. Although Big T’s professional basketball career ended Read More »

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Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Colleges With The Most MVPs


By Nemanja Vukasinovic | April 5, 2019 Winning the NBA’s MVP is no easy thing, and scouting top-tier prospects that will go on to have a successful career in the greatest and most competitive league on earth either. College basketball programs always try to find the best prospects to commit with them and they have quite Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Lakers need a defensive-minded big man


by Ralph Orense | April 5, 2019 After yet another disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers will once again look to improve this summer as they attempt to maximize LeBron James’ tenure with the team. The four-time MVP, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2005, still has three years left in his contract. Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #2 on The Loop Final Four Countdown: Best NCAA Players


By KEVIN CUSICK | kcusick@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: April 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: April 4, 2019 at 7:24 am 2. KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR He was known as Lew Alcindor when he arrived on the scene as a prep phenom at New York’s Power Memorial High School. He matriculated to UCLA, where he won a national title, Most Outstanding Player Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks On Race, Activism


The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, basketball Hall of Famer, six-time NBA champion, author, filmmaker and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited ETSU on March 28 for a Q&A. The session was co-moderated by Carshonda Harris, director of the Multicultural Center, and Stephen Marshall, chair of the Media and Communication department. The forum took place in a packed Read More »

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