Kareem abdul-jabbar on his love of history, youth sports and which books everyone should read (smithsonian magazine)

At this point, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has spent more of his life as a best-selling author than a pro-basketball player. But for Abdul-Jabbar, who still holds the NBA’s career scoring record, the second act as a writer isn’t so much something new as the continuation of an inquisitiveness that preceded his status as living sports legend.

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July 21, 2016 – kareem abdul-jabbar to debut exclusive new mycroft holmes comic book at comic-con

An all-new comic book adventure, The Apocalypse Handbook – written by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld (Joker and the Thief) – sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with futuristic weaponry capable of destroying civilization in the most horrific manner. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

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July 22, 2016 – kareem abdul-jabbar to speak at 2016 naco annual conference and exposition

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

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