“They might not look like you,” the basketball legend and author said Tuesday in Kalamazoo. “They might come from a totally different tradition. But they have the same goals and they believe in the (U.S.) Constitution and equal protection under the law. That appeals to everybody and most people wouldn’t stay here if that wasn’t the case.”
This was the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar we never got to see during his six seasons in Milwaukee in the 1970s, when he almost single-handedly put the Bucks on the map, led the franchise to its only NBA title and redefined the center position, terrorizing opponents with his signature “skyhook” shot.
Becoming Kareem is my most personal book because in it I detail my struggles growing up—literally and figuratively—to develop from a classic Good Boy trying to be what others want me to be to finding my own voice and becoming who I want to be.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in Milwaukee Thursday to talk about more than basketball. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Muslim Student Association lead the charge to get the athlete to speak.
Basketball legend turned author and political activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will give a speech and take questions March 2 at the Milwaukee Theatre as the guest of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Distinguished Lecture Series and the Muslim Student Association.
TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 from 7 – 9pm
Watch Kareem’s episode of the T.D. Jakes Show to premiere Wednesday, February 22.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joins adidas Group’s Mark King and shares lessons from his 20 years in pro ball and his take on the game today.
The Hollywood Reporter, entertainment media’s flagship outlet, on Monday announced that NBA legend, actor, activist, cultural commentator and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has joined the publication as contributing editor.
“As the first African-American to sit on this committee, I will be able to add my voice, as well as the voices of the people of color whom I represent,” Abdul-Jabbar said via email. “I will add an element of diversity in suggesting how America is remembered, as well as how those overlooked people of color who helped build America are remembered.”