HoopsHype Martin Luther King rumors

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recalled meeting Martin Luther King Jr. during a youth mentoring program, an encounter that "changed my life," the basketball legend told a Detroit audience today. Speaking at Wayne State University's annual King tribute, Abdul-Jabbar said he got to ask the civil rights leader a question during the session in the 1960s. "That brief brush with Dr. King really changed my life and motivated me," he said. "It made me understand that I needed to do something meaningful if I was going to contribute to what we all aspire to, and that is freedom, justice and equality for all." Detroit News

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