“I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop. My greatest asset is my mind.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA all-time leading scorer, New York Times-bestselling author, and U.S. Cultural Ambassador
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon that changed the game of professional basketball. Since his stellar professional career, he has gone on to become a celebrated New York Times-bestselling author, filmmaker, ambassador of education, and Time Magazine columnist. A sought-after speaker, Abdul-Jabbar recounts in riveting and humorous detail his exciting evolution from street ball player to successful athlete, author, producer, and community activist.
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What People Are Saying
"Best guest we ever had ! We appreciate his humbleness and the way he teaches and we loved how he used the John Wooden references & connections to leadership and health inequities."
CVM Communications Leader, Janssen Americas
“Kareem was a terrific hit with our audience. He is a deep thinker and passionate student of society and human nature. Beyond valuable input on achieving long term success, he brought a sense of wisdom and insight on a range of topics of interest to our group. I highly recommend him as a guest speaker.”
Associate Publisher Head of Advisory and Wealth Management Programs at Barron’s
“Coach Wooden and Me is a must read for any sports fan who wants to go deep into the relationship of a great coach and a great player. Two great men pop off the pages and in the process address a real American dilemma: How can a white person from the Midwest who never had to confront racism understand and relate to an urban African-American man who had to confront it almost every day of his life. Coach and Kareem did just that and present a divided American with a path for understanding. I treasure this book just as I treasure my 55 year friendship with Kareem.”
Dr. Richard Lapchick
Director, The Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida
“I got teary-eyed toward the end when he addressed the importance of inclusion and being careful not to leave any one out because it will hurt them.”