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UCLA Health Partners with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Health and Wellness

UCLA legend and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is teaming up with UCLA Health for a wide variety of new health and wellness initiatives designed to improve health and prevent disease. [Read More]
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Developing Future STEM Stars at Camp Skyhook

In today’s interconnected world, could you survive being in a forest, miles away from home with no cellular reception for an entire week? Through a recent investment made by the Panasonic Foundation, fourth and fifth...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Are ‘Harriet’ and Slavery Films Good for African Americans?

Important movies like 'Django Unchained' and '12 Years a Slave' are vital to correct the misperceptions many have about the shameful practice, but they "risk defining African American participation in U.S. history primarily as victims,"...
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Camp Skyhook Partners With NANO Banc

Kareem has helped transform STEM education by championing environmental literacy and taking learning outside the classroom. As the flagship program of the Skyhook Foundation, Camp Skyhook partners with Los Angeles Unified School District to get children outdoors....
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Protecting the lead was often successful on the teams I was a part of’. Photograph: Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images

How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won five NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers: ‘Protecting the lead was often successful on the teams I was a part of’. Photograph: Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images During my NBA career I...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar debuted with the Bucks 50 years ago this month; here’s what people were talking about as the game approached

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar debuted with the Bucks 50 years ago this month; here’s what people were talking about as the game approached

"The whole country has waited for it." It's a line taken from the broadcast of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's first game in the NBA on Oct. 18, 1969 — an event approaching its 50th anniversary. Then known as Lew...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Scorsese Isn’t Wrong About Marvel (He Isn’t Right, Either)

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty ImagesMartin Scorsese The director wasn’t denigrating superhero films so much as stating the obvious, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Director Martin Scorsese’s claim to Empire magazine that Marvel films aren’t "cinema"...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the ‘Joker’ Gun Violence Protests Miss the Mark

Warner Bros. Pictures Though supportive of their goals, the Hollywood Reporter columnist (and gun owner) argues that survivors of shootings are targeting the wrong film with the wrong strategy, "setting a bad precedent for all...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaking about his new mystery book, “Mycroft and Sherlock : The Empty Birdcage” during a book signing and discussion event at Barnes and Noble in Torrance. (Photo by David Rice)

500 fans pack Torrance bookstore to meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and learn about his third Sherlock Holmes-steeped book

Abdul-Jabbar’s latest book, “Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage,” was released last week, his third about mystery icon Sherlock Holmes’ older, smarter brother. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 career NBA points has stood for 20...
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Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse. Titan, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-785659-30-0 Abdul-Jabbar and Waterhouse’s third pastiche (after 2018’s Mycroft and Sherlock), their best yet, provides intriguing challenges for both Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes while continuing to...