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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new film unveils a hidden chapter from hoops history by Patrick Goldstein and James Rainey on Entertainment and Media LA Times It's hard to imagine any institution that has done more to showcase...
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On the Shoulders of Giants Film Review by Leonard Maltin

When a documentary makes you interested in a subject you know nothing about, to the point of generating enthusiasm, I’d call that a successful film. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales have a lot to be...
Appreciation of Old Hardships From a Richly Paid Beneficiary

Appreciation of Old Hardships From a Richly Paid Beneficiary

By WILLIAM C. RHODEN Published: February 13, 2011 On Thursday in Los Angeles, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will screen his documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Basketball Team You Never Heard Of,”...
Passin’ on Key Hoops History

Passin’ on Key Hoops History

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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://kareemabduljabbar.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...