The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 20 watch list members for the 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Named after Hall of Famer and three-time NCAA Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the annual honor in its third year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates.
Grand Central Publishing (GCP), a division of Hachette Book Group, is excited to announce the acquisition of COACH WOODEN AND ME by sports icon and bestselling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about his 50 years of friendship with –and the life lessons he learned from — legendary college basketball coach John Wooden, including many never-before-told personal stories.
Last Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand with his teammates during the national anthem. To some, Kendricks embodies traditional all-American Forrest Gump values of patriotism, while Kaepernick represents the entitled brattish behavior of a wealthy athlete ungrateful to a country that has given him so much.
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares his reaction to Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem, including what he would like to see done in terms of social injustice and how Kaepernick’s actions compare to his and Muhammad Ali’s historically.
There have been a lot of great basketball players, but few have achieved the status of Legend. Kobe Bryant became a legend the old-fashioned way, through dedication to practice, commitment to his team, enthusiasm for the game, and loyalty to the fans. To become a legend, it’s not enough to be an exceptional player, you must also be an inspiring …
The acclaimed HBO Sports documentary film “Kareem: Minority of One” which tells the remarkable life story of NBA icon and social activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, will replay on the network twice in the next two months: