Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ordered to pay $900K to auction house

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is about to be out nearly $1 million after he lost a lengthy battle with a famous auction house. TMZ reports that Abdul-Jabbar has been ordered to pay $900,000 to Julien’s Auctions after a deal between the auction house and Los Angeles Lakers legend went south in 2012. Abdul-Jabbar believed the auction house was supposed to sell around 400 items for him, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki responds to Kareem’s ‘one-trick pony’ talk

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asserted that Dirk Nowitzki is a one-trick pony because of his one-legged fadeaway jumper, but the Dallas Mavericks power forward — shockingly — doesn’t agree with the criticism. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Nowitzki respects the Hall of Famer’s opinion but won’t get into a war of words with Abdul-Jabbar, who previously...
Via Sportsnaut
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Abdul-Jabbar, Ali speak out against Trump’s Muslim ban

Republican Presidential candidate and “say-anything-just-for-attention” grabber Donald Trump proposed an all-out ban on Muslims entering the U.S. earlier this week, and now beloved Muslim athletes (and just about everybody on the planet) are calling him out. Obama said in his speech that Muslims are our sports heroes. What sport is he talking about, and who? Is Obama profiling...
Via The Comeback
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a poem to Kobe Bryant

With Kobe Bryant announcing he will retire following the 2015-16 NBA season, all corners of the basketball world are taking notice.Wednesday, former Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave his take on Kobe's impending retirement, via a poem. Abdul-Jabbar penned a poem, entitled "Retirement, embrace him like you did me," giving his views on life after basketball."You were generous...
Via Yardbarker
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Can LeBron break Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record

Will LeBron pass Kareem? On Tuesday, LeBron James passed the logo Jerry West for No. 19 on the all-time regular-season scoring list. He now has 25,213 points in his career. I looked at who has assisted him the most when he passed the 25,000-point mark a few weeks back. But what’s next on LeBron’s conquest? Let’s assume that he averages 25 points per game for the foreseeable...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Donald Trump goes on attack against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump has pulled no punches during his campaign to gain the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election. While Trump’s attacks have mostly focused on his political opponents and the media, “The Donald” recently took his latest battle to court. The basketball court, that is. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned his critical thoughts about Trump in a recent...
Via The Sports Daily
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The five best NBA Finals series performances ever

By Matt Zemek Individual games are one thing, full series quite another. Matthew Dellavedova discovered this truth in the 2015 NBA Finals. He had a moment in Game 2. He enjoyed a magnificent Game 3. The full series, however, caught up with him and the rest of a shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers crew. Andre Iguodala, on the other hand, delivered a full series of significance and sensational...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic, Kareem completed Lakers and shaped story of NBA

By Matt Zemek Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, by any account among the 10 to 12 best basketball players who have ever lived, and very likely one of the two best players at their respective positions, will always be remembered most for what they did together. The point guard in a forward’s body, united with the author of the skyhook, won five championships and exhibited...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 5 of a 2-2 NBA Finals: The greatest hits through the years

By Matt Zemek Best-of-seven becomes best-of-three for the NBA championship this Sunday evening in Oakland. The preliminaries are over: The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have probed, prodded and tested each other in four games and two cities. They’ve absorbed each other’s punches, though the Cavs have clearly thrown and landed many more of them. Now comes the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kareem’s role in ‘Airplane!’ was written for Pete Rose

By Larry Brown Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is well known for his acting roles outside of his Hall of Fame basketball career, and one of his most notable gigs was playing Murdock in the classic comedy “Airplane!” Though Kareem is tied to the movie, he actually wasn’t the athlete the film’s creators initially had in mind for the role. In an oral history of the movie written for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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