NBA unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Trophy for annual Social Justice Champion award


Official release April 3, 2022 12:13 PM The NBA unveiled the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Trophy for the league’s annual Social Justice Champion award before the Nuggets-Lakers game on Sunday. Designed by James Adams Jr., Jason Garrett, Vijay Singh and Lacy Talley, the trophy honors Abdul-Jabbar’s legacy and embodies the role of the Social Justice Champion. Utilizing Abdul-Jabbar’s Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honored with 7th “Columnist of the Year” Award at National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards


BY THR STAFF The Hollywood Reporter won best entertainment website at the 14th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, which were handed out Thursday night in a virtual gala. Also during the ceremony, the Los Angeles Press Club honored King Richard as the recipient of its seventh annual Veritas Award for best film based on Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Dikembe Mutombo Receive Legends Awards Before NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland Ceremony


By David Petkiewicz, CLEVELAND, Ohio — As the NBA celebrates its 75th anniversary, the National Basketball Retired Players Association honored three of its legends Sunday morning at the 22nd NBA Legends Awards. The ceremony, formerly known as the NBA Legends Brunch, was held in the Huntington Bank Convention Center in downtown Cleveland before tonight’s Read More »

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HuffPost: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Sheds Light On Hidden Black Civil War Heroes In New Documentary


In a time of moral panic over critical race theory in schools, “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Civil War” sets the record straight. By Philip Lewis on   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is perhaps best known for his accomplishments on the basketball court. But when he was a middle school student, Abdul-Jabbar thought the contributions of Black Read More »

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Just What Are Awards Shows Awarding?

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As the Globes, Grammys and the trophy circuit at large take heat from the likes of Tom Cruise, The Weeknd and even NBC, The Hollywood Reporter’s columnist asks if structural change can rescue award shows or if the whole process is simply too corrupt to save. “The Golden Globes and Grammys have taken devastating public hits recently about their Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reflects on the Legacy of the Athlete-Activist (and His Own)

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The NBA Hall of Famer and Hollywood Reporter columnist looks back at his career on the heels of the NBA’s creation of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award, which will honor one player annually. “I have often said that I will truly have achieved my full legacy when I have helped or inspired people Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Academy Awards & Representation: “This Year, the Oscars Got It Right”

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For marginalized groups — in the industry and at home — recognition by the Academy is more than an ego boost or a glamorous diversion but signals to the world that “the lives they live, the struggles they face, are worthy of depicting.” The Oscar competition means different things to different people. For the average moviegoer, it’s Read More »

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Took Part in the Biden-Harris Inauguration


“I felt honored to be an active part of the relaunching of the ship of state with a real captain at the helm,” says the Hollywood Reporter columnist, who helped introduce the new leaders with words first recited by Abraham Lincoln. The last year has been like a horror movie in which a terrified family Read More »

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