Growing Up

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Fast Facts

CNN Library Here is a look at the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Monday, April 15th 2019, 3:31 PM EDT CNN Library Here is a look at...
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20 Things Boys Can Do to Become Men

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Why should a young man listen to an old guy about the best way to become a man? Because the typical teen is not yet able to see a future past the...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Best Advice

By Sean Woods,  Apr 2013, Men's Journal The NBA's all-time leading scorer on growing up during the Civil Rights era and why even a big man needs a good left jab. ...
When I was growing up kids tried to beat me up

When I was growing up kids tried to beat me up

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Up and Out of New Yorks Projects

Up and Out of New Yorks Projects

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My Birthday Wishes

My Birthday Wishes

(Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali) I've come to that time of the year again. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 16th, I turn 61. My manager Deborah Morales asked me to name three wishes for this year's event....
My thoughts on UCLA

My thoughts on UCLA

Video Credit: Courtesy of UCLA My eyes were seeing it, but I couldn’t believe what I saw. I had stumbled across my grade school graduation – autograph book and saw in the “favorite college slot”...
Fit after 50: Staying Flexible With Yoga

Fit after 50: Staying Flexible With Yoga

(Photo left: then; Kareem 1981. Photo right: now; Kareem 2008) Yoga scares some people. They imagine a white-robed cult of New Age zombies sipping herbal green tea and smiling vacantly. For some, the problem is...
The Care & Maintenance of the After-50 Athlete

The Care & Maintenance of the After-50 Athlete

People in their 20s and 30s mostly work out to train for a specific sport or to look good in a bathing suit. People in their 40s mostly work out to stave off admitting they're...