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Remembering the Life of Coach Wooden

Remembering the Life of Coach Wooden

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar How does one assess John Wooden? How does one assess a giant? Coach was gifted in so many ways that it is difficult to pin him down in a few words. I’m...
Leslie Nielson dies at age 84

Leslie Nielson dies at age 84

[flv:https://secureservercdn.net/198.12.145.239/m5i.ffd.myftpupload.com/flv/shirley.flv 592 333] For me, it was a real pleasure to know and work with Leslie Nielsen. He was a consummate professional when the cameras were rolling. And during down time he was a notorious...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Renaissance Man

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Renaissance Man

(Nov. 9) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a modern Renaissance man. by Barry Weintraub The NBA's all-time leading scorer has not stopped setting and achieving goals since retiring from basketball at age 42. In fact now,...
When Andy Warhol Met Kareem

When Andy Warhol Met Kareem

How one of the best basketball portraits of all time was created. by Nima Zarrabi I’m sitting on a plush couch in the living room of the Beverly Hills home of Richard Weisman, staring at...
Abdul-Jabbar Courts the Jews

Abdul-Jabbar Courts the Jews

By Dawn Swann Special to the Jewish Advocate A 7-foot-2-inch African-American Muslim may not be the first person you’d expect to see lecturing at a Jewish federation event. But last Sunday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar packed the...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the author — helps retell black troops’ role

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the author — helps retell black troops’ role

By Kim Ring TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WORCESTER —  When retired basketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bumped into his father's good friend Leonard “Smitty” Smith in 1993 at a movie premiere about the 761st Tank Battalion,...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants to be in pictures

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants to be in pictures

By Trey Kirby By most accounts, the average NBA career lasts about five years. That's a nice chunk of time to stack some cheese up, but it's not that long. Just consider that if a...
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall in fight against leukemia

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stands tall in fight against leukemia

NYDailyNews.com Bill Gallo I say in jest when I hear friends complain too much about their infirmities, imagined or real: "Nobody ever got out of this world alive." This may be a humorous way of...
Join Team Kareem for the Light the Night Walk

Join Team Kareem for the Light the Night Walk

Join me on October 14th, 2010 as I walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to help increase awareness about blood cancer and raise funds to support research to develop treatments for those who are fighting this disease....