TIME Signs NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Contributing Columnist

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the Sears Shooting Stars Competition 2014. (Ronald Martinez—Getty Images)

Abdul-Jabbar To Join TIME at White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

(New York, May 2, 2014)—TIME has signed NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a regular contributing columnist to TIME and TIME.com. Abdul-Jabbar will write an op-ed column and appear in a regular video series.

Earlier this week, Abdul-Jabbar wrote a widely-discussed column for TIME on the race controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

Abdul-Jabbar will join TIME at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday, May 3, where he’ll be seated with TIME’s other guests, Oscar-winner actor Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar-nominated director Steve McQueen and Uber founder Travis Kalanick.

Read Abdul-Jabbar’s debut column for TIME here: http://ti.me/1fKmsCZ

Abdul-Jabbar is also a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Register. You can follow him on Twitter @KAJ33 and Facebook: facebook.com/KAJ

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