Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors
Now up to five on the season and 21 for his career, Jokic has been asked about reaching certain statistical benchmarks already attained by NBA luminaries like Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “Let’s wait just a little more years to get compared with those guys,” Jokic said. “I think those guys are the legends. They are never going to be forgotten in the NBA. Let’s wait a little bit more years.”
Tommy Beer: Total number of 40-point triple-doubles in their entire CAREERS: Michael Jordan: 3, Larry Bird: 3, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 2, Magic Johnson: 1, Kobe Bryant: zero, Kevin Durant: zero, Stephen Curry: zero. Total number of 40-point triple-doubles over the past MONTH: James Harden: 4
Zach Harper: Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out and finished with 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 blocks, and 3 steals. Only one other time has someone put up numbers like that in a game. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 35 points, 19 rebounds, 9 assists, 8 blocks, and 1 steal in 1975
Whatever is happening between Davis and the Pelicans is only a little about market size. Davis has not yet told those close to him that he is dead set on the Lakers or any other specific team should he decide to leave, according to a source familiar with his thinking. He does not appear ready to demand a trade. All of that could, of course, change at any moment. Regardless: There is no denying the importance of this story. Any trade over the next year involving Davis might be the single most important trade of an NBA veteran since the Lakers acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from Milwaukee in 1975. (Kevin Pelton once tackled this question from a more analytics-infused perspective.)
Mike Trudell: For the first time since Magic and Kareem did it in 1982, two Lakers teammates have a triple-double in the same game, as @LeBron James (24P, 12R, 11A) and @Lonzo Ball (16P, 10R, 10A) get it done. Last time in the NBA was 2007 (Jason Kidd and Vince Carter).
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Top Chef always challenges its contestants to take some diner comfort food like mac ‘n’ cheese and create an elevated version that pays homage to the original. That’s what’s happening today with the blaxploitation films of the 1970s. Originally, these films — such as Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Shaft, Super Fly, Trouble Man and Cleopatra Jones — were cheaply made action genre movies featuring well-dressed black protagonists with a badass attitude and kickass fighting skills. Both attitude and fists were aimed at the villainous rich white “honkies” and smarmy black “jive turkeys” who made their fortunes off the backs of the black community. It was an obvious metaphor for standing up to the systemic oppression of blacks. Recently, we’ve had a mini-revival of the classic blaxploitation genre with films such as Proud Mary, the remake of Super Fly and Son of Shaft, due in 2019.