February 2013

Kareem and the Unsyncables

Kareem Does the Harlem ShakeWith the Cast of ABC’s “SPLASH”

Congrats to Eddie Doucette

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Broadcaster Eddie Doucette recalls the birth of his term ‘sky hook’ By Bob Wolfley of the Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2013 Sky hook, the shot, was made famous by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Sky hook, the term, was coined by former Milwaukee Bucks announcer Eddie Doucette, who is to be inducted into the broadcasting wing of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in …


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Django Is Wonderful.But It Shouldn’t Be Up for Best Picture.

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By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for Esquire.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: “Basically, Django Unchained is a B movie. A damn fine B movie, but still a B movie.” Everyone knows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sometimes gets it wrong. The proof is when they overlooked me for my heart-wrenching role as the troubled navigator with a mysterious past in 1980’s Airplane!. …


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Congratulations to Frank Kaminsky on winning the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Best College Center Award
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Thank you Wells Fargo for sponsoring the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award. I am very excited to present this inaugural award tonight to a guy that I personally voted for & believe that he will also make it as a top pro player in the NBA.

ESPN will close out the 2014-15 college basketball season with a new one-hour awards show tonight, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In coordination with the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the first-ever COLLEGE BASKETBALL AWARDS Presented by Wendy's the program will celebrate the season's top players and moments with the live announcement of eight awards.

Awards on the show:

John R. Wooden Award
Men's Player of the Year

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Women's Player of the Year

John R. Wooden Award
LEGENDS of Coaching

Bob Cousy
Point Guard of the Year Award

Jerry West
Shooting Guard of the Year Award

Julius Erving
Small Forward of the Year Award

Karl Malone
Power Forward of the Year Award

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Center of the Year Award
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