"The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight has been six years in the making and I'm expecting it to be worth the wait. This Fracas in Vegas features two fighters in their prime with nothing to prove to the world but everything to prove to themselves. Their fighting skills are proven, their warrior passion undeniable. This fight should rock the fight world like a right cross to the jaw." ... See MoreSee Less
Statement from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on behalf of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
This morning, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was experiencing some dizziness following his April 16 quadruple bypass surgery. He contacted his physicians who told him to come to the emergency department at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He was evaluated by his surgeon and cardiologist. After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department and is back home continuing his recovery. His surgeon, Dr. Richard Shemin, said it is not uncommon for patients to experience some symptoms that require ruling out serious problems following major heart surgery. Shemin added that Abdul-Jabbar did the right thing by coming in to see his doctors.
There will be no media interviews or additional information from Abdul-Jabbar, his physicians or his spokesperson. ... See MoreSee Less
This is Kareem's manager, Deborah and I'm writing to you all on behalf of Kareem.
He wanted to thank you for all the kind wishes, prayers & good vibes you sent for his recovery. He is doing well but needs some time to rehab before he's back to 100%.
If you think about it he has had some huge battles with his health. Cancer didn't keep him down. Open heart surgery didn't take him out. So Bill Dwyre thank you for writing your LA Times article about showing appreciation to someone who gave so many such happy memories while he's still with us.
He will be back out in the public this summer and I hope when you see him you will share your stories with him directly. He is very touched by his fans concern & I'm sure he will be writing to you all directly soon with gratitude and a new outlook on life.
Lastly, I just wanted to share this beautiful Open Letter to Kareem written by an anonymous fan that I happen to see online.