Exclusive Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rare Legacy Auction

When it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room, or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple. Sell it all. Looking back on what I have done with my life, instead of gazing at the sparkle of jewels or gold plating celebrating something I did a long time ago, I’d rather look into the delighted face of a child holding their first caterpillar and think about what I might be doing for their future. That’s a history that has no price.


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Personifies NBRPA’s Community Outreach Effort

By Lucas Smith February 21, 2019 The National Basketball Retired Players Association in recent years has undergone a shift in focus away from player special needs to showing members what they can do with their money and brand that will keep them engaged and entertained in their post-playing days. That has led to an increasing number of former players looking back …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power

By Tim Reynolds | AP  02/19/2019, 11:24am MIAMI — There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. If anyone understands what Anthony Davis …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Breaking Down Hollywood’s Addiction to the “Myth of Manliness”

6:30 AM PST 2/18/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar From Kevin Hart to Liam Neeson, the past year has seen a disturbing parade of men in the industry forced to reckon with prior bad behavior, yet cultural watchdogs often serve only to bury the deeper issue and sow greater negativity. On the recent season finale of Bravo’s reality show Below Deck, tough-as-barnacles Captain Lee told …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: LeBron James Is Bigger Than the ‘GOAT’ Debate, He’s a Hero for Our Time

BY KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR ON 2/14/19 AT 8:41 AM In Paul Simon’s “The Boy in the Bubble,” he sings, “It’s every generation throws a hero up the pop charts.” It’s both an observation and a lament about how each generational changing of the guard demands its own unique voice, coded language and defiant look. That need to rebelliously announce and define what’s news …


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Isiah On Point with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Isiah Thomas sat down with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for a candid conversation on dealing with adversity, race relations and athletes social responsibility. Watch interview on NBA.com


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My 50-Year Friendship With Big Bird and ‘Sesame Street’

The (very tall) Hollywood Reporter contributor first met the yellow character in 1969 — “It’s nice to have someone I can look straight in the eyes” — and sees the show’s influence on everything from his own kids’ behavior to ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ 4:30 AM PST 2/6/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  Big Bird has been my feathered friend for 50 years. …


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why the ‘Green Book’ Controversies Don’t Matter

6:00 AM PST 1/14/2019 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar As awards season scandals pile up, dwelling on its historical inaccuracies, or the race (or boneheaded past actions) of its writer and director, misses the deeper value of an Oscar-worthy film, writes the NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist. Historical movies are never about history. Nor are they meant to be. Current historical films like First …


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