Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: A Beautiful Mind on the “Edge of Sports” Podcast (AUDIO)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Kareem stopped by the “Edge of Sports” podcast this week. Host, Dave Zirin, sits with Kareem for the full hour to discuss his deep history of activism, scholarship and steadfast self-discovery.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the consummate basketball renaissance man. The all-time leading scorer in NBA history is also an author, historian, and now cultural commentator on the most hot-button political topics of the day. Here, Dave Zirin sits with Kareem for the full hour to discuss his deep history of activism, scholarship and steadfast self-discovery. We’ll be releasing video of this interview at TheNation.com in the coming weeks.

3:28 “These Terrorist Attacks Are Not About Religion”  opens in a new windowti.me/1x57Sgy
5:52 Trump on Muslims
6:50 Are you a Bernie Sanders supporter?
8:03 Kareem in Brazil
9:40 The Obama era
10:30 “This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders”  opens in a new windowwapo.st/1NY53ug
11:16 “The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race“  opens in a new windowti.me/1mZr2Rc
15:20 Ever been pulled over “driving while black?”
16:24 Assassination of Malcolm X
17:10 Choice of UCLA
20:41 The Ali Summit
23:12 1968 Olympics, reason for sitting?
23:58 Sports in society
24:18 Jackie Robinson
25:28 John Lewis
26:55 Missouri football
29:17 Sports in the black community
30:10 NCAA reforms
30:44 “College Athletes of the World, Unite”  opens in a new windowjacobinmag.com/2014/11/college-a…-the-world-unite/
31:14 Bruce Lee
34:10 “Mycroft Holmes” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  opens in a new windowtitanbooks.com/mycroft-holmes-7528/
36:02 Robert B. Parker
37:14 Gil-Scott Heron
42:00 Bobby Hutcherson
43:00 Yoga
44:05 Younger generation of activists
44:46 Did Murdock have the fish?
45:23 Joe Louis & Lana Turner
46:09 Message to your younger self

Links to Kareem:  opens in a new windowkareemabduljabbar.com |  opens in a new windowtwitter.com/kaj33 |  opens in a new windowhbo.com/kareem

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Music: Bobby Hutcherson (Goin’ Down South, Black Heroes)  opens in a new windowbluenote.com/artists/bobby-hutcherson | Gil-Scott Heron (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Who’ll Pay Reparations On My Soul?, Late Last Night)  opens in a new windowgilscottheron.net | Ibrahim Maalouf (Alf Leila Wa Leila – Introduction)  opens in a new windowibrahimmaalouf.com

Special thanks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Deborah Morales, Audy & Janice. Thirsty Tiger TV: Valerie Chow, Angie, Alessandro, Wayne, Scott & Tim. Panoply: Brendan & Andy. The Nation: Frank Reynolds. Produced by Dan Bloom.

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