Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
“The Bachelor” is returning to television screens across America tonight and you’d be surprised about how much Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is vehemently opposed to the show and its concept. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, Abdul-Jabbar criticized the contestants on the show for acting as characters rather than their true selves. He specifically called out contestant Chad Johnson for creating himself into an obnoxious character in order to garner nationwide attention and criticized what the show stands for.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Craig was able to share his love of the events that he covered in a way that drew you into what was happening & enhanced your enjoyment. His insights were consistently on the mark. As a Ph+ chronic leukemia patient, I like so many others am in awe of the courage he displayed, both on camera and in the every day in his battle against cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. RIP…Kareem
For the second time in his illustrious career, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has been named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. The announcement comes a day after SI named NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell as two of the three recipients for its Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. James, who dug the Cavaliers out of a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals to bring Cleveland its first major sports championship since 1964, is only the second person to win the award (which began in 1954) twice, joining Tiger Woods (1996, 2000). James also won in 2012 after winning his first NBA championship wit the Miami Heat.
NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell have been chosen as two of the three recipients for the 2016 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, SI announced Wednesday. Abdul-Jabbar and Russell — revered in the sports world for both their on-court dominance and for being outspoken advocates for social justice — will be honored alongside Cleveland Browns’ Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown during SI’s Sportsperson of the Year event on Dec. 12 at the Barclays Center.
Last Wednesday, the White House announced the 21 names that would receive the President Medal of Freedom from President Obama, including sports legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. On Tuesday, all 21 recipients gathered at the White House for the actual ceremony and took lots of pictures, as made obvious by NBA’s twitter account!
President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, a list that includes NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan. Considered the nation’s highest civilian honor a president can award, the medals will be presented at the White House on Nov. 22. Boston Celtics legend and 11-time champion Bill Russell is the only other NBA player who has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2011).