Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
When asked what the Lakers can do to create an environment that will help Hibbert be at his very best, Kupchak said their best approach is to keep it simple, with one focus: defense. It’s an approach that Abdul-Jabbar believes is best for his former pupil. “What works best with Roy is having a clear idea of what is expected of him in specific situations,” Abdul-Jabbar says. “Once he’s clear on that he can execute flawlessly.”
“The Buffalo fans from all over, people who moved to Atlanta or wherever I go, they all remember my dad,” Lara Kauffman said. “What people remembered about my dad was he played very blue-collar. I think he was sort of a reflection of a lot of people in the Buffalo community the way he played. He wouldn’t back down from anybody. He played against Lew Alcindor at the time. He matched up against Wilt Chamberlain. My dad would go head-to-head with those guys.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is having a rough year … the NBA legend got into a car wreck at UCLA yesterday … and TMZ Sports has the pics. Kareem was arriving to UCLA Medical Center, where he underwent quadruple bypass surgery earlier this year, when he got into a collision with another vehicle. Sources connected to the Hall of Famer tell us he’s doing OK — no major injuries — and it appeared the other person in the wreck was also fine.
If this summer goes the other way, and this turns out to be it for Duncan, Daniels has a feeling how that will play out, too. “He’s not going to be like Kareem and go out on a big retirement tour,” Daniels said, referring to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers Hall of Famer who retired at age 42. “He’s going to wake up one morning and say, ‘You know what? I don’t have it anymore. I’m done.’”