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NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Speak in Yakima

An icon on and off the hardwood is making his way to eastern Washington. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be speaking at the Capitol Theatre for the Yakima Town Hall Guest Speaker Series on May 25, 2022. Abdul-Jabbar rose to prominence as a 3-time NCAA Champion before demolishing NBA record books while...
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is Not a Fan of “Winning Time”

Movies and shows based on true stories have always been a popular part of the entertainment industry. While viewers tend to gravitate toward this kind of content, the same can’t always be said about the people who the stories are based on. HBO’s new series, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, is a prime example. The series centers around the Los Angeles Lakers and their reign during the 1980s Showtime Era. One of the show’s main characters is legendary basketball player and former Laker, Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Solomon Hughes). While Kareem doesn’t have any issues with how he is portrayed in the series, he does have some issues with the series itself. Let’s talk about why Kareem Abdul-Jabbai is not a fan of Winning Time.
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Milwaukee Bucks' Jrue Holiday is a finalist for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday was already named the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year by players from around the NBA, making him the first player to win the award twice. Now, Holiday is a two-time finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The award was created at the start of last season in honor of the Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers legend to recognize a player for “pursuing social justice and advancing Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to...
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SOURCE SPORTS: NBA Announces 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion FInalists

Reggie Bullock of the Dallas Mavericks, Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks, Jarvis Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Fred VanVleet of the Toronto Raptors have been named as the five finalists for the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The five candidates represent the year’s most influential social justice campaigners, carrying on a decades-long legacy of action among NBA players. The yearly award honors a current NBA player for promoting Abdul-life Jabbar’s objective of engaging, empowering, and driving equality for persons and organizations who have been historically disenfranchised or systemically disadvantaged.
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Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr., Dallas’ Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee’s Jrue Holiday, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Toronto’s Fred VanVleet selected as finalists for 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award

NEW YORK, NY - The NBA today announced that Dallas Mavericks guard-forward Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr., Minnesota Timberwolves center-forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet have been selected as the five finalists for the 2022 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The five finalists represent the year’s most impactful social justice advocates who are continuing NBA players’ decades-long tradition of activism. The annual award recognizes a current NBA player for pursuing social justice and advancing Abdul-Jabbar’s life mission to engage, empower and drive equality for individuals and groups who have been historically marginalized or systemically disadvantaged.
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Jaren Jackson Jr. named finalist for NBA's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

NEW YORK — The Memphis Grizzlies set all sorts of franchise records and earned national recognition for their play on the court during the 2021-2022 NBA season, but their standout power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. continued to make a name for himself off the court Monday, when he was named a finalist for the league's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reacts To Death Of NBA Legend

The NBA lost a legendary figure this week in Bob Lanier. He was 73 years old. Lanier, an eight-time All-Star and Hall of Famer, passed away after dealing with an illness. On Wednesday, the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar released a statement regarding this unfortunate news. Abdul-Jabbar, who had a strong relationship...
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NBA Fans React To Incredible Footage Of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, And The 1983 Los Angeles Lakers Shoot Around: “Legends! Unbelievable. Glad There Is Footage Out There. Special Team, Special Time.”

The Los Angeles Lakers have an argument to be considered the team of the 1980s. The Lakers were absolutely dominant during the decade, making the NBA Finals 8 times between 1980 to 1989. The Showtime Lakers are considered one of the greatest teams of all time. And a look into...
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