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Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons, Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan, Esports, Future, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Luka Doncic, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA LIVE 19, Philadelphia 76ers, Sim Life, Trae Young -

Welcome back, LIVE fans. As the NBA has returned, and is off to a strong start, that also signals the return of the hoop version of Sim Life. Our first two games should be pretty entertaining, with the young’uns kicking it off. Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and his new running mate Luka […]

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Basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Sports Memorabilia, UCLA Bruins -

LOS ANGELES — A DJ, strategically placed on a UCLA patio, provides a soundtrack for a perfect Southern California afternoon. And tucked within the J.D. Morgan Center Hall of Fame’s press room is Westwood’s most famous alum. A man who can make a serious claim to being the greatest high school, college and professional basketball […]

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2018 NBA Africa Game, Becoming Kareem, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA -

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from the NBA almost 30 years ago and has often been regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion as a player. The inventor of the skyhook also is a six-time NBA MVP, a 19-time All-Star, an 11-time All-Defensive […]

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2018 NBA Draft, Harlem, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mohamed Bamba, Texas -

While New York City has been referred to as “The Mecca of Basketball,” one neighborhood, Harlem, has its own rich history when it comes to African-Americans in the game. The Harlem Globetrotters were not really from Harlem; they started in Chicago. But Harlem did produce the dominant all-black Harlem Renaissance basketball team, raised the NBA’s […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson boarded the Los Angeles Lakers’ team plane to Philadelphia, he decided to make a bold move and take Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s seat in the first row. Abdul-Jabbar had suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 5 of the 1980 NBA Finals and wouldn’t be available for Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers. […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia 76ers -

Bobby Jones waited patiently as Julius “Dr. J” Erving separated from his defender and sprinted from the right block to the right elbow. With 7:35 left in Game 4 of the 1980 NBA Finals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, Dr. J was about to add another signature play to basketball history. Jones’ […]

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Dancing with the Stars, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Television -

The skyhook: Starting with precise footwork, rising through a leg lift, torso twist and arm extension into the stratosphere, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s signature move remains basketball ballet — and the most unstoppable shot the game has ever seen. Now we get to see Abdul-Jabbar translate his refined athleticism to the dance floor. On April 30, the […]

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2018 NBA Playoffs, Commentary, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA, Pots And Pans -

Monday is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 71st birthday. But even if Kareem hadn’t been born on this date, I’d think of April as being his month. After all, the 2018 NBA playoffs have just gotten underway, and Kareem played on six NBA championship teams, including five with the Los Angeles Lakers. Besides, this is both Jazz Appreciation […]

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Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, NBA, Shaquille O'Neal, Staples Center -

LOS ANGELES – There were no tears. Elgin Baylor was determined not to cry during a ceremony Friday night to unveil his statue outside Staples Center, and the former Los Angeles Lakers great again delivered as he did regularly throughout his stellar 14-year career. As for everything else Baylor hoped to accomplish – clearly articulating […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Music, NBA, Pat Riley -

Being the head coach of the Lakers, and coaching the All-Star Game at the Great Western Forum that day … it just made it a special, almost spiritual-type moment for me. — Pat Riley Marvin Gaye could not have looked more quintessentially Marvin Gaye if he’d tried. It was Feb. 13, 1983: the afternoon of […]

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Commentary, ESPN The Magazine, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, State of the Black Athlete -

Two years ago, I interviewed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the main stage at the National Book Festival before an appreciative crowd in the nation’s capital. We were backstage waiting to go on, and Kareem, an introspective man not known for small talk, -surprised me by asking where I was from. Reflexively, thinking he meant my professional […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Wilt Chamberlain -

Bill Sharman was prepared for the day the Los Angeles Lakers’ run ended. The Lakers coach wrote a speech on a dog-eared piece of paper that remained in his coat pocket with each victory. The Milwaukee Bucks finally put a stop to Los Angeles’ 33-game winning streak on Jan. 9, 1972, and forced Sharman to […]

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Entertainment, first 'jazz congress', Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — A new jazz conference seeks to determine what role jazz can […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Playoffs -

In Game 1 of the 1985 NBA Finals, time appeared to have finally caught up to Los Angeles Lakers captain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The then-38-year-old big man came out against the Boston Celtics oddly flat and rusty, as if he’d racked up too many miles on his personal odometer. Abdul-Jabbar, the greatest scorer in the history […]

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Basketball, Bill Russell, Earl Lloyd, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, NBA, Russell Westbrook, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain -

Guess the NBA legend Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Who should replace Jerry West on a new NBA logo? The choice is yours By Aaron Dodson For nearly 50 years, Jerry West has been immortalized. That’s because his likeness is the basis for the silhouette on the NBA logo, which longtime brand identity consultant […]

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Bill Russell, Bob Arum, Boxing, Cleveland Summit, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali, Remembering The Champ, Social Activism, Vietnam War -

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 4, 1967. Some of the greatest black athletes in the country gathered in a nondescript office building in Cleveland. According to legend — and countless media reports in subsequent years that failed to challenge that legend — the athletes had come together to decide whether to lend their […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, NBA, Toronto Raptors -

Three minutes into the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 2 Eastern Conference semifinal matchup with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James sliced through the paint, caught the rock on the left wing and fired. “Here’s James. Yes!” play-by-play guru Marv Albert exclaimed on the TNT broadcast. “It’s another 3 from LeBron James, and he […]

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Athlete Activism, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, San Jose State University, Tommie Smith, Words to Action -

It’s been hard to spot a headline lately that doesn’t include the words activism, protest, boycott or social justice. Some conditions have improved, but racial tension and pleas for equality prompt plenty of unanswered questions. To help find answers beyond the headlines, sociologist and civil rights activist Harry Edwards and San Jose State University (SJSU) […]

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Athlete Activism, Harry Edwards, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, San Jose State University, Words to Action -

It was the summer of 1968. Two San Jose State University (SJSU) students had just won medals in the 200-meter race of the Mexico City Games. Track and field athletes Tommie Smith, who took gold, and John Carlos, who came in third, climbed to their places on the podium. During the medal ceremony, hands over […]

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All Day, Barack Obama, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, I Am Not Your Negro, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Melania Trump, Women's March -

If you haven’t seen I Am Not Your Negro, it’s worth your time. I’ll have a review next week, but in the meantime, you can check out the official trailer of the Raoul Peck-directed film, that’s due out on Feb. 3. Today, Donald J. Trump will become president of the United States. Over the past […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, Spencer Haywood, Walt Hazzard -

Rasheed Hazzard gave up $800 and two game tickets in exchange for the prized NBA jersey last year. It wasn’t for an old Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson or Stephen Curry jersey. It was his late father’s game-worn jersey with the name “Abdul-Rahman” on the back, which was priceless to his Islamic faith family. […]

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Foxy Brown, Hollywood, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pam Grier, Wilt Chamberlain -

The “lede” of an article is supposed to pull you in. It’s supposed to make you, the reader, stop everything else and continue reading. If you pull off the lede in just the right way, your story will be legendary. Here’s mine: Pam Grier is fine as hell. Known in the 1970s as The Queen […]

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Barack Obama, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Entertainment, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, News, Politics, Presidential Medal of Freedom, White House -

"This is particularly impressive class." President Obama's opening line from his final Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony Tuesday turned out to be an understatement of epic proportions...

The post President Obama honors American heroes, icons in final Medal of Freedom ceremony appeared first on theGrio.

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Cicely Tyson, Daily Uplift, Diana Ross, Get Lifted, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Most Undefeated 2016, Presidential Medal of Freedom -

Resilience. Survival. Perseverance. Change. These four words represent the four black legends who make up a quadrant of 21 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 22. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross and Michael Jordan exemplify black excellence. The four living legends are some of the trailblazers who paved the […]

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Afro, Barack Obama, Colin Kaepernick, Good Times, Hair, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Solange, Style -

Give it to Colin Kaepernick. The man’s not only creating a conversation that exposes a healthy dose of America’s insecurities and frustrations, his Afro, which took center stage before and after the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 1, was beyond impressive. Full blowout kit, a shine courtesy of […]

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Dumb Voters, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marc Lamont Hill, News Video, racist voting laws, Uninformed voters, Video, voter racism -

On the Sept. 6 edition of NPR’s “Morning Edition with Steve Inskeep,” Morehouse College professor […]

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Chance The Rapper, ESPYS, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Muhammad Ali -

Wednesday night’s ESPYS were an emotional roller coaster. The show tipped off with NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James calling for an end to gun violence in America. There was also the incredibly powerful story of Zaevion Dobson, and a tribute to Jimmy V Perseverance Award recipient, Turner Sports sideline […]

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Get Lifted, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Most Undefeated 2016, NBA, New York Public Library, The Next Chapter -

He is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is a regular contributing columnist for The Washington Post and Time Magazine. His new political book, Writings on the Wall – Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, will be released in August by Time Books. And when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar […]

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