Basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is making a name for himself outside of the game.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the basketball icon, reinvented as culture vulture

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“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.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

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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.

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KAJ at Vernon Elementary School in Portland

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visits Portland school; promotes book and answers questions (Photos)

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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”.

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NBA All Stars 2015

Kanye, Pharrell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lead adidas 2015 NBA All-Star Events

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adidas today announces its full event line-up leading up to the NBA All-Star game 2015 in New York City. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 11, adidas will give fans exclusive opportunities to meet adidas athletes and entertainers through multiple fan events, product launches, concerts and in-store appearances.

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Elementary

Elementary

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar walked through the lobby of his hotel on Central Park South recently, doing his best impression of someone with a low profile. He swerved to avoid a chandelier (low clearance for a former N.B.A. center), then bumped into an old friend who’d been a coach with the Chicago Bulls. Handshakes, camera flashes.

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