Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a longtime civil rights activist, wrote a column for The Hollywood Reporter praising the sports world’s response to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Twitter the past several days and after his Alabama rally last Friday. “I have never been prouder to be a part of the athletic community than I was this weekend as players and owners in football, basketball and baseball displayed public unity in their resistance to the racist, anti-veteran and anti-American statements by President Donald Trump,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote.
Julius Erving: “I think people always make comparisons to people who are done. LeBron may play another six years, LeBron may play one year, we don’t really know. But I think it’s the fans argument, not the players argument. So I stay away from it. My all time greatest player is Kareem Abdul Jabbar. I think when you add up the numbers and add up the years, nobody has contributed more to the NBA history or pro basketball history. It’s very subjective for you to say Michael or Lebron who was better? Or who was the greatest, the GOAT that is for the fans to argue about.”
Despite all the improvements that have left both Zubac and the Lakers encouraged about his game, the Lakers’ second-year center may not take his biggest leap until Las Vegas Summer League play ends. Then, Zubac hopes to train with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. “I hope after summer league I get the chance to work out with Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar),” Zubac said.
The reasoning is simple. Zubac has reported working on his hook shot “every day” at the Lakers’ practice facility with assistant coach Mark Madsen. “But it’s different with someone who did it his whole career that can show you how to do it,” Zubac said. “I’m definitely looking forward to it. I’m going to use it a lot.”