Laker Time

Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar teamed up with FOX 11 to narrate a tribute to the basketball team as they head into the NBA finals. Original post on

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Filmmakers Must Be Free to Tell the Stories They Want

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images The Hollywood Reporter columnist disagrees with director Lulu Wang’s assertion that only a Chinese director should tell the story of classical pianist Lang Lang: "The key for any artist...

Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: It’s great that athletes are speaking out. But some of them are spouting nonsense

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is an amazing athlete. But her recent Instagram posts about being “brave” for not wearing a mask while shopping were ignorant and dangerous.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Real Superpower of Hollywood’s Black Genre Heroes

Illustration by Jaya Nicely Hollywood's usual reaction to social protest is to produce a few sincere dramas about the African American experience, but "the real measure of a group's acceptance by society is when its...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Chadwick Boseman’s Importance to the Black Community

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty ImagesChadwick Boseman The Hollywood Reporter columnist reflects on Boseman's legacy: "We saw a whole history of our people's struggles and triumphs shining in the bright eyes of one indomitable man."...
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The Guardian: Hope is a dying ember for black people in the US. Athletes have rekindled it

When I boycotted the 1968 Olympics because of racial inequality I was ostracized. Now white athletes are joining their black teammates in protests Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  JD Davis and Dominic Smith of...

Vanity Fair: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Answers the Proust Questionnaire

The NBA champ, author, and Emmy nominee on fatherhood, jazz, and vintage cars. BY VANITY FAIR August 27, 2020 Illustration by Risko. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being surrounded by my friends and family....

Podcast: Silence is Not an Option, with Don Lemon featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Finding Common Ground In the wake of antisemitic comments from prominent Black athletes and entertainers, we examine the strong alliances and deeply ingrained tensions between the Black and Jewish communities. How does their solidarity during...

The Arena: “We Are Home” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares a powerful essay on standing up for social justice and equality. Video on