Abdul-Jabbar’s latest book, “Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage,” was released last week, his third about mystery icon Sherlock Holmes’ older, smarter brother. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 career NBA points has stood for 20 years. According to his manager, Deborah Morales, Abdul-Jabbar — author of 16 books, only six about basketball — has written…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. Titan, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-785659-30-0 Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse’s third pastiche (after 2018’s Mycroft and Sherlock), their best yet, provides intriguing challenges for both Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes while continuing to present plausible backstories for the brothers. In 1873, Mycroft and his longtime friend and partner, Cyrus Douglas, agree to help…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Standing at over seven feet tall, flying under the radar was never really an option for NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The all-time leading NBA scorer, during his 20 seasons in the NBA, Abdul-Jabbar won six championships and six MVP awards, and consistently dominated opponents with his nearly unblockable signature move, the skyhook. But Abdul-Jabbar’s work…

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The liquidation of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s basketball memorabilia isn’t quite over yet. After selling another large group of items from his Hall of Fame career last winter to benefit his Skyhook Foundation, Abdul-Jabbar has consigned 64 additional items to Goldin Auctions.  Most are focused on his days as a college superstar at UCLA when he was…

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