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Is There Anything Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Can’t Do?

Standing at over seven feet tall, flying under the radar was never really an option for NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The all-time leading NBA scorer, during his 20 seasons in the NBA, Abdul-Jabbar won six...
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More Abdul-Jabbar Memorabilia Set for Auction

The liquidation of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s basketball memorabilia isn’t quite over yet. After selling another large group of items from his Hall of Fame career last winter to benefit his Skyhook Foundation, Abdul-Jabbar has consigned 64...
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Banning fans’ free speech is not consistent with our vision of sport. Or democracy

A sign that reads ‘Anti-Facist Always Seattle Anti-Racist’ is displayed in the supporters section during an MLS match between the Sounders and the Timbers in Seattle. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP MLS fans have been banned...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
Who Decides Who’s Allowed to Say the N-Word?

Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesWalter Mosley The Hollywood Reporter columnist and TV writer defends Walter Mosley’s decision to quit the 'Star Trek: Discovery' writers room after CBS admonished him for uttering the racial slur in the context...
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Should athletes at the 2020 Olympics take political stances?

 American fencer Race Imboden was reprimanded for kneeling on the medal podium during the Pan American Games last month. Photograph: JOSE SOTOMAYOR - LIMA 2019/AFP/Getty Images What love-it-or-leave-it ‘patriots’ angry with athletes who protest don’t...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Lee Was My Friend, and Tarantino’s Movie Disrespects Him

Alamy Stock PhotoKareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bruce Lee during the filming of 'Game of Death,' released in 1978. The NBA great and Hollywood Reporter columnist, a friend of the late martial arts star, believes the filmmaker...
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NBA Experience Grand Opening Is A Slam Dunk At Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger joined by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver along with NBA and WNBA players to officially unveil first-of-its-kind destination at Disney Springs LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Aug. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —...
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What My Life In Sports Has Taught Me

An exclusive guest-post for Thought Economics By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – The NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer, 3x Award-Winning Columnist of the Year, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. Sports has dominated my life for most...
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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...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How Misbehaving Stars Use Their Kids as Brand-Enhancing Props

When the famous bribe their kids into college or parade them on TV they are really using the façade of a perfect family to burnish their own image and justify their own bad behavior. We’ve...