For Immediate Release HBO SPORTS® SETS PREMIERE FOR DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BASKETBALL LEGEND AND TRAILBLAZER KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR KAREEM: MINORITY OF ONE SET TO DEBUT NOV. 3 ON HBO NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 – HBO Sports® and Mandalay Sports Media, in association with Iconomy® Multi-Media & Entertainment, have set the premiere date for the much-anticipated documentary about the life and career of Hall …
I was born Lew Alcindor. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The transition from Lew to Kareem was not merely a change in celebrity brand name — like Sean Combs to Puff Daddy to Diddy to P. Diddy — but a transformation of heart, mind and soul. I used to be Lew Alcindor, the pale reflection of what white America expected of me. Now I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the manifestation of my African history, culture and beliefs.
A breakfast at the Cannon House Office building’s ornate Caucus Room, which was packed with pastries, coffee, dozens of volunteers, a handful of members of Congress — along with fellow celeb advocates retired NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and “Desperate Housewives” actress Marcia Cross.
“You are the man, Mr. Jabbar,” somebody shouts down what is normally a quiet, long hallway in the Department of Justice. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is, in fact, the man, having scored more points than anyone in National Basketball Association history, even Michael, Kobe and LeBron, nods but doesn’t break his stride. He’s on a tight schedule. First, the retired star will interview Attorney General Eric Holder for a documentary he’s making on race.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the fifteen watch list members for the 2015 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 inaugural year recognizes the top centers in men’s college basketball. The watch list of 15 candidates was determined by a national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ducked his head as he entered the gymnasium, greeted by the screams and shouts of over 350 students at Vernon Elementary School in Portland. The 7′-2″ NBA legend visited the school on Friday, February 20, 2015, to answer questions about his career and to promote his new book, “Stealing the Game”.
Life outside of “Showtime” has not always been golden for Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Last month, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote about the Charlie Hebdo attacks, saying they weren’t about religion. Abdul-Jabbar joins Morning Joe to discuss Islam and his new book “Stealing the Game.”
Whether she’s being defended or criticized, she’s often treated as a symbol in service of a sinister agenda.
Monday, February 16th – 4:45p-5:20p ET—ESPN (New York, NY—SYNDICATED). Live, in-studio interview on the “Olbermann” show, hosted by Keith Olbermann.