Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors

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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.
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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.”