Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Midterm Elections: Beware ‘Bachelor’ Nation at the Ballot Box

6:30 AM PDT 10/9/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Don’t just blame Donald Trump for the current anti-intellectual threat to democracy, blame reality TV as voters “go with their hearts” instead of relying on research or reason, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. The November midterm elections won’t be decided by the tawdry Brett Kavanaugh debacle, the fluttery tinsel economy or Robert …


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October 5, 2018 – Basketball Great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will Speak at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Fans of legendary basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will have a chance to hear him speak and share stories based on his 2017 memoir “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.” The stories are based on lessons Abdul-Jabbar learned from mentors such as boxing icon Muhammad Ali, UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and martial arts star Bruce Lee. The Hall of Famer …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Auction Memorabilia for Charity

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Auction Memorabilia for Charity

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ken Goldin, Goldin Auctions, join the “Power Lunch” crew to show off some of the memorabilia items going up for auction to support his Skyhook Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for under privileged youth. Original source cnbc.com Link to Auction


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will definitely be the tallest person on the Veronica Mars writing staff

Veronica Mars is officially returning next year thanks to Hulu, who offered the cult mystery series an eight-episode order. Not only will star Kristen Bell be returning, but so will creator Rob Thomas, who just took to Twitter to reveal his writing crew for the revival. Among them? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball legend, actor, producer, cultural ambassador, and Bachelorette superfan who just might win the award …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will play himself on Fresh Off the Boat’s season premiere

CASTING ABC has cast Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the season five premiere episode of “Fresh off the Boat,” airing Oct. 5 on ABC. During the episode, Abdul-Jabbar will play himself, a star NBA player who owns a car dealership in Orlando and attempts to sell Louis Huang (Randall Park) an RV for a family road trip. Former NBA player and coach Michael Cooper will also guest-star in the …


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‘Becoming Kareem:’ Look back at the life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Marcus Center

MILWAUKEE — Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer who started his basketball career here in Milwaukee, is back in town. He’ll be taking the stage Friday night, Sept. 7 at the Marcus Center. He joins Real Milwaukee with a preview of the show “Becoming Kareem.” About Becoming Kareem (website) Live On-Stage, based on the best-selling book by the …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: what sports have taught me about race in America

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (front right) attends the Cleveland Summit alongside other prominent black athletes, such as Muhammad Ali, in 1967. Photograph: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive Tue 28 Aug 2018 10.24 EDT Sports is one of the few areas in which Americans of all races can talk to each other. Right now, it may be the country’s best hope for meaningful dialogue As the Guardian’s series …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Joins ‘iZombie’s’ Final Season

(Photo courtesy of: Twitter/imrosemciver Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rose McIver) The NBA legend and Hollywood Reporter columnist will play a Seattle councilman in the CW show’s upcoming season. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is stretching his acting muscles again with a role on the final season of iZombie.The NBA legend (and Hollywood Reporter columnist) will guest-star on The CW series in 2019. Series lead Rose McIver (listed …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NFL, ‘BlacKkKlansman’ and the Summer Movie as Protest Song

6:00 AM PDT 8/14/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Amid Trump’s national anthem rhetoric, Spike Lee’s latest film and Boots Riley’s ‘Sorry to Bother You’ reinforce satire as the preferred genre of the oppressed, writes the NBA Hall-of-Famer and Hollywood Reporter cultural columnist. “Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work,” observed ex-slave-turned-abolitionist Frederick Douglass. To the slave owners, singing slaves …


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An open letter to the NFL’s owners (The Guardian)

Tue 31 Jul 2018 04.00 EDT To deny professional athletes the right to express dissent in a peaceful manner is a disgrace to the Constitution, the opposite of patriotism and shameful moral weakness Dear NFL owners: Whew! What a tumultuous year for your league. Slipping attendance and ratings. Continuing concussion controversy. Lawsuits from cheerleaders who refuse to shut up and smile. Domestic violence accusations against players. The Papa John’s founder mouthing …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Hollywood’s New “Zero Tolerance” on Offensive Speech Makes Zero Sense (Hollywood Reporter)

6:53 AM PDT 7/24/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn’s recent firing over old tweets and a Paramount TV exec’s dismissal amid racially charged comments only reinforce an “atmosphere of fear” and fail to account for the “totality of the person,” writes the Hollywood Reporter columnist. In the iconic TV series Kung Fu, Shaolin newbie Caine is challenged by …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the Trump Era’s Movie Villains Are “Morally Woke” (Hollywood Reporter)

6:30 AM PDT 7/17/2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar From ‘Black Panther’s’ Killmonger to ‘Incredibles 2’s’ Evelyn Deavor, this year’s big-screen baddies are more “conscionable” than the evildoers in the White House and reflect the ultimate problem: “Those who let this despairing situation come about: us.” The three most popular movies of the past few months — Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2 — have presented a …


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