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LEGENDARY NBA CHAMP KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR TO LAUNCH
LIVE ON-STAGE USA TOUR – BECOMING KAREEM
Hosted By 7-time Emmy Award winning Sports Commentator Roy Firestone
As You’ve Never Seen Him Before
Reflective ● Candid ● Funny ● Human
Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2018 –Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment is pleased to announce the launch of BECOMING KAREEM, a live on-stage performance with legendary NBA champion, NY best-selling author, and recipient of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, hosted by 7-time Emmy Award winning sports commentator Roy Firestone. The show will tour major U.S. cities throughout 2018.
BECOMING KAREEM Live On-Stage, based on the best-selling book by the same name, is an exciting new multimedia conversation before a live audience, featuring one-on-one candid discussions about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s storied basketball career and his reflections on the people and places that impacted his view of life.
“For forty years, I’ve had the privilege of covering the evolving career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar —from elite basketball player to eloquent author and engaged Social Justice Warrior,” says Firestone. “I realized, in knowing and watching him, he needs a unique way of telling his remarkable story in a format that is both in-depth and intimate. It is a great honor to host Kareem in this brand new multimedia interview format.”
BECOMING KAREEM will look back at the life of this extraordinary American who rose from a child of the housing projects in New York City to become an internationally known athlete, best-selling author, philanthropist, diplomat, political activist and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Audiences will be captivated as they delve into topics that interest this modern Renaissance man… his love of music, his writing, his commitment to social justice and his thoughts on making the American Dream available to everyone. During the show, Kareem will talk about the seven most influential mentors in his life, including his UCLA Coach John Wooden, who became his lifelong friend; basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, who exposed the young high school star to all the material rewards that fame could bring; Muhammad Ali who inspired the young college student to become more politically active; international martial arts sensation Bruce Lee, who taught Kareem about balance in the mind and body; and his life-altering meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. while Kareem was still in high school.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Roy Firestone will be making an appearance to promote BECOMING KAREEM at the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference at Hilton Midtown & Sheraton in NYC.
January 13, 2-4 pm at the APB Speakers Booth #2011. No autographs or signed memorabilia.
APAP|NYC is the world’s premier gathering of the performing arts presenting industry and the annual members conference of APAP
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