Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
While appearing in an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic Saturday the Lakers legend said that one-and-done players like Ball are bad for college basketball. “One-and-dones doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said. “To have somebody come and be on campus for six months and play a basketball season, what is that? It’s strange and it’s not good for the college game, and it hasn’t been good for the pro game.”
Several in the audience laughed and cheered. Heat president and former Lakers coach Pat Riley then interjected, “Try putting somebody on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.” That somebody would be Warriors center Zaza Pachulia. “Zaza, I’m sorry,” Johnson said, laughing.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar criticized The Bachelorette in a column for The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year, writing that the reality show was “killing romance in America.” A part of his problem with the show? It’s complete lack of anything resembling diversity. From his January column: The real crime is the lack of intellectual and appearance diversity, which leaves the contestants as interchangeable as the Mr. Potato Head parts. The lack of racial diversity has already been commented on. If you’re black on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, you’re usually kept around as a courtesy for a few weeks before being ejected. Those outside the ideal body fat percentage index need not apply. With all eyes firmly fixed on firm buttocks, the criteria for finding love becomes how high a quarter will bounce off rock-hard abs.
Ryan Ward: From an interview I did w/ Kareem 2 weeks ago on Lakers role: “I am going to stop in to see him [Magic] in the next couple of weeks & maybe work out something where I can help out the team. We’ll see if something makes sense.” #Lakers