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 the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Personal: Birth date: April 16, 1947 Birth place: New York, New York Birth …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ciara, Gaten Matarazzo and more celebrate young change-makers at WE Day Washington

TACOMA, WA, April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, WE Day returns to Washington bringing together over 16,000 students and educators at Tacoma Dome to celebrate young people committed to making a difference.  The inspiring youth empowerment event features renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and dynamic performers including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ciara, Gaten Matarazzo, Ariel Winter, alongside WE Co-founder Craig Kielburger and co-hosts Skai Jackson and Bailee Madison and more. WE Day Washington is free of charge to students and educators across the state thanks to …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Bucks: “I see them going deep into the playoffs”

By Scott Grodsky MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The man who led Milwaukee to its one and only NBA championship was in the house for Sunday’s playoff game. CBS 58’s Scott Grodsky spoke with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar one on one. “I see them going deep into the playoffs,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I would not be surprised if they’re in the finals.” Abdul-Jabbar won …


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Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This team can win championship

MILWAUKEE — 12 News’ Sports Director Dan Needles talks one-on-one with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the Bucks’ 2019 playoff chances. (Transcript below) DN: IT PROBABLY DOESN’T SEEM LIKE 48 YEARS AGO THEY WON A TITLE. WHAT STANDS OUT MOST FROM THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON OR WINNING THAT CHAMPIONSHIP? KAJ: IT’S HARD TO RELATE TO THE WAY THE LEAGUE WAS THEN AND THE …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attends Bucks playoff game, lifts 1971 championship trophy

by Marty Fenn The Milwaukee Bucks won 60 games in the just-completed NBA regular season, their highest total since 1980-81. To celebrate Milwaukee’s historic achievement before the beginning of its first-round playoff series against the Detroit Pistons, the Bucks paid homage to a franchise legend: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The man formerly named Lew Alcindor was in attendance for Game 1 on Sunday evening. Kareem …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Aisha Tyler Express Need for Diversity in Higher Education in America

by Jasmyne Bell Chancellor Gene Block was honored with the Educational Visionary Award, presented by Abdul-Jabbar and fellow UCLA alum Bill Walton. Fulfillment Fund’s annual event, Eat, Drink, Be Inspired, put a spotlight on the organization’s incredible mission to send students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds to college. The fundraiser, which was held at Calley Park at Sony Pictures Studios, …


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Happ best center in NCAA, wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award

By NBC15 Staff LOS ANGELES (WMTV) — Ethan Happ capped his brilliant Wisconsin basketball career on Friday by winning the 2019 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award, the Basketball Hall of Fame positional award given to the nation’s best center. Happ was presented the award by Abdul-Jabbar himself at the College Basketball Awards show in downtown Los Angeles on Friday. Earning 52 double-doubles over …


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Q&A: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on social issues, Magic Johnson, the Lakers and more at WE Day Baltimore

By Mike Preston | April 10, 2019 WE Day Community: Baltimore brought together 2,000 students and educators Wednesday at the Hippodrome Theatre to recognize those across the state who are making a difference in their local and global communities. One of the featured speakers was Hall of Fame basketball player and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 71, who sat down for an …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about Rockets star James Harden’s signature step-back

By Ralph Orense | April 5, 2019 Houston Rockets star James Harden continues his stellar performance this season, and while the team hasn’t been able to replicate their dominance last year, they’re still one of the most dangerous teams in the league, and The Beard remains almost unstoppable on the offensive end. Harden’s signature move, the step back 3-pointer, has opposing players shaking …


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Utah Jazz legends relive night of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer 35 years later

By Eric Woodyard | April 5, 2019 SALT LAKE CITY — Roughly an hour ahead of the Utah Jazz’s tipoff against the Sacramento Kings, former Jazzman Thurl Bailey zeroed in on a stack of notes at the scorer’s table next to play-by-play announcer Craig Bolerjack on Friday night. Although Big T’s professional basketball career ended two decades ago, the player-turned-analyst …


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Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Colleges With The Most MVPs

By Nemanja Vukasinovic | April 5, 2019 Winning the NBA’s MVP is no easy thing, and scouting top-tier prospects that will go on to have a successful career in the greatest and most competitive league on earth either. College basketball programs always try to find the best prospects to commit with them and they have quite a good time when their …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar thinks Lakers need a defensive-minded big man

by Ralph Orense | April 5, 2019 After yet another disappointing season, the Los Angeles Lakers will once again look to improve this summer as they attempt to maximize LeBron James’ tenure with the team. The four-time MVP, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2005, still has three years left in his contract. The Lakers will be looking …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar #2 on The Loop Final Four Countdown: Best NCAA Players

By KEVIN CUSICK | kcusick@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: April 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: April 4, 2019 at 7:24 am 2. KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR He was known as Lew Alcindor when he arrived on the scene as a prep phenom at New York’s Power Memorial High School. He matriculated to UCLA, where he won a national title, Most Outstanding Player and Player of the Year …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks On Race, Activism

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, basketball Hall of Famer, six-time NBA champion, author, filmmaker and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visited ETSU on March 28 for a Q&A. The session was co-moderated by Carshonda Harris, director of the Multicultural Center, and Stephen Marshall, chair of the Media and Communication department. The forum took place in a packed Brooks Gym and was part …


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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the ‘best ever’ says analyst

NBA Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has had quite the career. A six-time NBA Most Valuable Player and 19-time NBA All Star, Abdul-Jabbar played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During that time, he helped both of his teams win six championships: one with the Milwaukee Bucks and five with …


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