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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Protecting the lead was often successful on the teams I was a part of’. Photograph: Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t Read More »

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During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But it’s a strategy that can backfire if a team don’t exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainment. As the popularity of sports movies and TV shows attests, it’s also Read More »

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“The whole country has waited for it.” It’s a line taken from the broadcast of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s first game in the NBA on Oct. 18, 1969 — an event approaching its 50th anniversary. Then known as Lew Alcindor, the superstar out of UCLA scored 29 points with 12 rebounds, six assists, four steals and three blocks in Read More »

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images (Martin Scorsese) The director wasn’t denigrating superhero films so much as stating the obvious, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Director Martin Scorsese’s claim to Empire magazine that Marvel films aren’t “cinema” is like saying the novel Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t “literature.” He’s technically wrong — but he’s culturally right. And all Read More »

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Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesMartin Scorsese The director wasn’t denigrating superhero films so much as stating the obvious, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Director Martin Scorsese’s claim to Empire magazine that Marvel films aren’t “cinema” is like saying the novel Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t “literature.” He’s technically wrong — but he’s culturally right. And all the Read More »

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Warner Bros. Pictures Though supportive of their goals, the Hollywood Reporter columnist (and gun owner) argues that survivors of shootings are targeting the wrong film with the wrong strategy, “setting a bad precedent for all activist groups.” In Alan Moore’s brilliant graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, the Joker justifies his psychopathic behavior by philosophizing that Read More »

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Warner Bros. Pictures Though supportive of their goals, the Hollywood Reporter columnist (and gun owner) argues that survivors of shootings are targeting the wrong film with the wrong strategy, “setting a bad precedent for all activist groups.” In Alan Moore’s brilliant graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, the Joker justifies his psychopathic behavior by philosophizing that Read More »

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