Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Friday Night Video: Bruce Lee fights Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Bruce Lee vs. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a movie fight. This is why YouTube should exist. The scene is from the film “Game of Death,” which was one of Bruce Lee’s final films but not released in the United States until five years after his death (with all sorts of reshoots). He filmed most of the [more]

Jordan, Magic to be presenters at Hall of Fame ceremony

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Presenters are a ceremonial part of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame induction. They don’t actually do anything, but the ceremony calls for an already enshrined Hall of Famer to stand behind the inductee as he or she speaks about being inducted. When Phil Knight — the founder of Nike — is enshrined next Friday [more]

Report: Kareem’s getting his statue

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Turns out it doesn’t matter how much of a pain you are if you’re the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer and one of the best players to ever step on the floor for the best franchise in basketball. The Los Angeles Times reports: The Lakers plan to unveil a statue of Hall of Fame center Kareem [more]

Joakim Noah to work with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this summer

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In recent years, a pilgrimage to Houston to work with Hakeem Olajuwon has become the Mecca of NBA players wanting to work on their post game. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwight Howard and host of others have made the trek. But Joakim Noah is going another direction this summer — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From Real GM: [more]

Friday And-1 Links: Kareem still not good at “Jeopardy”

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Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went back on a charity/celebrity Jeopardy event (after his classic flub [more]