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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Articles tagged: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar critical of UCLA coach Steve Alford

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lobbied to get the UCLA head coaching job two years ago that eventually went to Steve Alford. Two years later, Abdul-Jabbar is being critical of Alford’s leadership of the program that the former star center helped make great in the ’60s. Abdul-Jabbar was a guest on SiriusXM NBA Radio’s “Off the Dribble” and…Read More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s role in ‘Airplane!’ was written for Pete Rose

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is well known for his acting roles outside of his Hall of Fame basketball career, and one of his most notable gigs was playing Murdock in the classic comedy “Airplane!” Though Kareem is tied to the movie, he actually wasn’t the athlete the film’s creators initially had in mind for the role. In…Read More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rips Dwight Howard

There was once a time when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had nice things to say about Dwight Howard, but that may have simply been a result of how happy he was to see Andrew Bynum go. Abdul-Jabbar was never fond of Bynum and his work ethic, and he was not shy about admitting it publicly. Similarly, he…Read More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar honored with statue, sweet bobblehead (Pictures)

Ask and ye shall receive. Former Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar complained last year that there wasn’t a statue of his likeness outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the problem was rectified on Friday when a bronze statue of him was unveiled. The statue depicts Abdul-Jabbar wearing goggles and short-shorts, and it captures him doing…Read More

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