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February 22, 2008

Linking up with the NCAA


I had a great time with the NCAA Double-A Zone. We talked about blogging, my audio book, fans, sports, writing and many other topics. Please join me in this really interesting conversation with the National Collegiate Athletic Association blog. Click here.

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Kareem, I am curious ... do you type out these posts yourself or do you dictate them to someone? If you type them yourself, do you have an extra large keyboard for your extra large hands? :)

As a Bruin and a Lakers fan, I am very excited to have you posting regularly.

xavier rey

Kareem, you were absolutely a "giant" in many regards- today, there seems to be very few players in the NBA that have the finesse you had with the basketball and persona and why doesn't anyone use your patented "sky hook" in the game anymore?

Jon K.


It's great to have you active in the Los Angeles community through L.A. Times and the Lakers. You are a role model, you know.

Alex Martinez

Hi Kareem, I am the current President of Inwood Little League and it would be a great honor if you could tell your story to today's Inwood Little Leaguers, Its changed since the days you played, but we are still going strong and creating model citizen in Inwood. We have players from the Bronx, Washington Heights, Harlem and downtown Manhattan. Please call me at 212-942-0834 and we can set something up for the kids. The kids need this from a former resident. It's time to go back where it all started, INWOOD!!!!!!! Please understand this is about the kids and only the kids. Opeing Day is scheduled for April 5, 2008, Inwood Hill Park Field 6. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time. The 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, dominated the NBA for 20 years, first with the Milwaukee Bucks then with the Los Angeles Lakers. Before that he was the star of the UCLA Bruins teams that won three consecutive NCAA championships. Kareem was the NBA's MVP six times, a 19-time all-star and set the NBA all-time records in nine categories. He is the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points, a record that may never be broken.

Since retiring as a player in 1989, Kareem has balanced his love of basketball with his love of history. In 2002 he led a USBL team, the Oklahoma Storm, to a championship. Since 2005, he has been the special assistant coach for the Lakers, working with Andrew Bynum.

In 2008 he was chosen The Greatest Player in College Basketball History.

Kareem also remains intellectually active, authoring six bestselling history books intended to popularize the contributions of African-Americans to American culture and history. His books include "Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement"; "Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes"; "A Season on the Reservation," which chronicles his time teaching basketball and history on an Apache Indian reservation in White River, Ariz.; and the current New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance."

His audio adaptation, "On the Shoulders of Giants: My Audio & Musical Journey through the Harlem Renaissance," is a four-volume compilation read by Bob Costas, Avery Brooks, Jesse L. Martin, and Stanley Crouch, and features private and fascinating conversations with dozens of icons, including Coach John Wooden, Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson, Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones and Billy Crystal. He has also been written to L.A. Times, under the Sports section.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been appearing on various radio stations and TV shows, as well as the most relevant websites talking about his life and his new audio book, On the Shoulders of Giants.

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Come meet Kareem at the NBA Store on 5th Avenue: Friday, May 16th, from 3:15pm - 4:15pm.

Kareem_READ The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has joined the popular Celebrity READ poster series. The Celebrity READ poster campaign is one of the most effective ways to encourage people to get a good education, improve their reading skills, and to read for sheer enjoyment.
Mr. Abdul-Jabbar is the 2008 Honorary Chair Library Card Sign-up Month, which takes place in September. He will also appear at the American Library’s National Convention on June 28th and 29th at the Long Beach Convention Center to sign his poster.

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ESPN names Kareem The Greatest Player In College Basketball History

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