Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
Until Wednesday, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and Duncan were the only players in the Top 5 in three different major statistical categories in the postseason (points, rebounds and blocks). James now replaces the Spurs’ big man in the super exclusive list with a Top 5 ranking in scoring, assists and steals.
For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, voting for Hillary Clinton in November is a slam dunk. Or perhaps a sky hook. In a column for The Washington Post published online Saturday, Abdul-Jabbar — the NBA’s all-time leading scorer — says Americans have a choice “between hell and reason.”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: There have been a lot of great basketball players, but few have achieved the status of Legend. Kobe Bryant became a legend the old-fashioned way, through dedication to practice, commitment to his team, enthusiasm for the game, and loyalty to the fans. To become a legend, it’s not enough to be an exceptional player, you must also be an inspiring player. That means not only inspiring kids to want to play like you, but inspiring your peers to up their game so they won’t settle for anything less than their best.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: But most important, when a legend takes the court, the fans experience a thrill of excitement in their guts that anything is possible. That at any moment, we might witness something that will shock and delight us. Kobe has been shocking, delighting, and exciting us all for to decades. Other players will rise to greatness, but few will join him in the constellation of legendary.
Tim Duncan joined the 3,000 career blocks club — that only has four other members: Hakeem Olajuwan, Dikembe Mutombo, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mark Eaton — on Saturday night in Houston. He reached the coveted mark by blocking James Harden’s layup attempt.