History

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Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the very first recipient of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Award in 1969.   Top Collegiate Centers in the Nation Named to Watch List SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame...
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Elementary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — ILLUSTRATION BY TOM BACHTELL (newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/02/elementary) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar walked through the lobby of his hotel on Central Park South recently, doing his best impression of someone with a low profile. He swerved to...
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking.  (Photo by Julian Wasser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Why I Have Mixed Feelings about MLK Day by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Julian Wasser—The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images His legacy may be most in danger from those who admire him I have mixed emotions about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me, it’s a time of hopeful...
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adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Unveil Black History Month Collection

[pullquote type="left"]"I’m proud to tell that story and inspire the next generation of role models..."[/pullquote] adidas and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar today unveiled a limited edition Black History Month Collection inspired by the NBA’s all-time leading scorer...
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Hoops Legends Make Diplomatic Entry in London

London - A star-studded reception took place Tuesday night at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Winfield House. You could count the basketball legends walking in the door as guests quickly reached for their phones to snap photos....
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Dr. J Shares Basketball Secrets While Filming HBO Documentary on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be Inducted into the California Hall of Fame

Newest class to be inducted on October 1, 2014 at The California Museum SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — June 16, 2014: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown along with The California Museum...
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HBO Sports & Mandalay Sports, in Association with Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, Begin Production on Documentary About Basketball Legend & Trailblazer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 – HBO Sports® and Mandalay Sports Media, in association with Iconomy® Multi-Media & Entertainment, have begun production and commenced photography in Los Angeles on a documentary about the life and...
Stars at the Muhammad Ali summit:Where are they now?

Stars at the Muhammad Ali summit:Where are they now?

By Plain Dealer staff / from blog.cleveland.com On June 4, 1967 at 105-15 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, a collection of some of the top black athletes in the country met with -- and eventually held a...
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What Color Is My World?The Lost History of African-American Inventors

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld, illus. by Ben Boos and A.G. Ford. Candlewick, $17.99 (44p) ISBN 978-0-7636-4564-9 Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Making use of an unusual format, former NBA star Abdul-Jabbar and his On the...