Sport molded my character – and Trump has learned none of its lessons (The Guardian)

The best athletes are living embodiments of traits the president is sorely lacking: discipline, hard work, focus, teamwork and sportsmanship Mon 11 Jun 2018 05.00 EDT Donald Trump’s presidency has made one thing agonizingly clear: he doesn’t understand the meaning of sports in America any better than he knows the words to God Bless America. He doesn’t understand athletes, fans, teamwork, or even …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How we can really make America great (The Washington Post)

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  June 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a social justice activist and six-time NBA champion. America’s most dangerous enemy is not terrorism, war or immigration. The greatest threat to our country is ignorance. A healthy democracy depends on knowledgeable discourse for survival, but our national conversation is incessantly muddied. Information is twisted, contorted and butchered — so much so that Americans …


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Sterling Brown and the tasing of the black American dream (The Guardian)

Milwaukee police didn’t just assault a basketball player, they damaged the hopes young people of color have of a better life Sat 26 May 2018 05.00 EDT Another day, another black man violently assaulted by five rogue police officers for the ever-increasing crime of BWB (breathing while black). This time it was NBA player Sterling Brown. In January, the Bucks rookie was confronted …


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Athletes Shouldn’t Have to Endure Your Cheating Stereotypes (Cosmopolitan)

APR 16, 2018 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar In an essay for Cosmopolitan.com, the former NBA star sounds off on the fallout from Tristan Thompson’s alleged unfaithfulness to Khloé Kardashian. Just days before Khloé Kardashian gave birth, reports broke that the baby’s father, NBA player Tristan Thompson, had allegedly cheated on her. One common refrain among outraged onlookers: “There’s no way Khloé didn’t …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote 2018 National Trademark Expo

May 9, 2018 Press Release 18-07 CONTACT: (Media Only)  Paul Fucito (571) 272-8400 or paul.fucito@uspto.gov Washington – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. on Friday, July 27 at 12:15 …


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‘Becoming Kareem’ stage presentation sets date for Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee

JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Dancing With the Stars” won’t be the last stage project for former Bucks and NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and this time, Milwaukeeans won’t need a TV to watch. “Becoming Kareem,” a live on-stage performance with Abdul-Jabbar and Emmy-winning sports commentator Roy Firestone, will take place at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Q&A: Dancing With the Stars, State of the Lakers and LeBron James

By DEANTAE PRINCE May 07, 2018 Dancing with the Stars has a rich history of promoting retired athletes and highlighting the footwork and precision that remains with them long after their playing careers. That said, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who retired from the NBA almost 30 years ago, might not be an obvious choice to join the show. He’s an accomplished 71-year-old man, with …


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Kareem says ballers just want to have fun on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

BY JESSE WASHINGTON The 71-year-old Abdul-Jabbar may break out a skyhook in one of his routines The skyhook: Starting with precise footwork, rising through a leg lift, torso twist and arm extension into the stratosphere, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s signature move remains basketball ballet — and the most unstoppable shot the game has ever seen. Now we get to see Abdul-Jabbar translate his refined athleticism …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My Bill Cosby Friendship and When Bad People Make Good Art

With the disgraced star’s second trial underway, THR’s columnist admits he can’t watch his former friend’s shows “without anger, guilt or shame” as he confronts what offenses are “great enough to condemn the art along with the artist.” Since the Oct. 5 New York Times article detailing the atrocities of Harvey Weinstein, a growing tsunami of outrage has washed through American culture. …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Details Sherlock Holmes’ First Case in ‘Mycroft and Sherlock’ (Exclusive)

by Graeme McMillan The follow-up novel to the acclaimed ‘Mycroft Holmes’ will be released this October. This fall, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will continue to uncover the secret history of Sherlock Holmes’ smarter brother with the release of Mycroft and Sherlock, his second collaboration with screenwriter Anna Waterhouse. THR has the exclusive debut of the cover for the book, above, as well as more information …


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The NFL’s plan to protect America from witches

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The NFL’s cheerleader problem shows exactly what’s wrong with the league’s management: They insist on being the self-appointed guardians of America’s mythological vision of itself Witches, man. Just when you thought we were safe from their malignant influence on America’s virtue, the NFL has proven we are still in real danger from their dark powers. It is …


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Newseum announces Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Free Expression Awards Presenter

Today, the Newseum announced that Cultural Icon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, will be presenting Dr. John Carlos and Dr. Tommie C. Smith with their 2018 Free Expression Awards on April 17, 2018. When American Olympians Carlos and Smith bowed their heads and raised their fists on the medal stand …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Derek Hough Come to Cleveland State University for AHA! Festival

The Arts and Humanities Alive Festival is back for the second straight year at Cleveland State University this June. And once again, CSU is partnering with Playhouse Square to celebrate dance, art, music, books and theater. Featured guests for this years AHA! Festival are literally and physically big. The six-time NBA champion and author, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his book Becoming …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews New Book ‘Bachelor Nation’ (and “Emotional Harassment” on a Hit Show) (BOOK REVIEW)

The NBA Hall of Famer and Hollywood Reporter columnist is a fan of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise, but he laments the recent Arie debacle and responds to a new tell-all expose with a classic Jonathan Swift quote: “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.” The Bachelor shows are basically a sugary-sweet confection of …


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