Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Lands One-Liner Against Trump

No, he explains, he's not Michael Jordan

(Newser) - NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a serious duty at the Democratic convention—to tell the story of American Muslim soldier Humayun SM Khan, who was killed in Iraq—but he couldn't resist a quick dig at Donald Trump upon taking the podium. “Hello, everyone. I’m Michael Jordan,... More »

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Heart Surgery

NBA great has quadruple bypass, expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent his 68th birthday undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery, and early reports after yesterday's operation suggest he'll be around to celebrate plenty of other birthdays. Abdul-Jabbar was diagnosed with heart disease only this week, reports the Los Angeles Times , and he underwent the procedure at the... More »

Abdul-Jabbar: Remembering MLK Is Not Enough

The existence of a holiday doesn't mean the battle is over

(Newser) - At a time when racial tensions are in the spotlight in America, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is among those reflecting on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Today isn't just a day to remember him, Abdul-Jabbar writes in Time : It's a day to honor him by continuing his work.... More »

Abdul-Jabbar: 'More Whites Believe in Ghosts Than Racism'

NBA great says racism is alive and well

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent more than a day or two in the NBA, and today he dives right into its racism problem, telling ABC that though the problem is widespread, "more whites believe in ghosts than they do in racism." Yet it's "still part... More »

Abdul-Jabbar Has Cancer

NBA legend goes public with leukemia diagnosis

(Newser) - Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is being treated for a rare form of leukemia, he announced today. The 62-year-old was diagnosed a year ago and doctors hope he will be able to live a full and active life with the proper treatment. Abdul-Jabbar said he decided to go public... More »

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