Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
Shaquille O’Neal: Criticism only motivated me. For one, the reason I started playing basketball was because my favorite basketball player, Dr. J, was in a movie, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh. Kareem was in a movie (Airplane!). You can only work on your game three or four hours a day — it’s obvious I did that because … I’m going to be first-ballot alongside A.I. [Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers] and Yao Ming.
Throughout his career, former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a social and political activist. He boycotted the 1968 Olympics and supported Muhammad Ali’s decision to refuse induction into the military during the Vietnam War. He also recently took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. The cultural commentator and best-selling author joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss his new book, “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.”
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the most active former athletes in politics, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where he took a jab at Republican nominee Donald Trump. “Hello everyone. I’m Michael Jordan, and I’m here with Hillary,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I said that because I know that Donald Trump couldn’t tell the difference”.
Bad news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar … the NBA legend has been ordered to pay more than $900k to a famous auction house for backing out of a deal to sell a bunch of his memorabilia … TMZ Sports has learned. Kareem had been at war with Julien’s Auctions for years — after a 2012 deal to sell 400 items went south. Kareem went to the auction house in 2014 and physically removed some of the items.
Two prominent former NBA players will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week. Jason Collins, the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game, will appear, as will Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Collins’s twin brother Jarron will also speak at the Philadelphia convention, Collins said.