Tag Archives: Basketball

When athletes retire we face the most difficult question: who are we? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Sports stars spend their youth lauded for their grace and strength. How do we stop ourselves from becoming a tattered coat upon a stick when glory fades? Professional athletes are shooting stars: they burn bright as they flame across the sky, then suddenly fade into quiet darkness. Movie stars, best-selling authors, and platinum musicians can stay affixed in the firmament …

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’

The basketball legend and social activist who counted Ali and King among his peers discusses Colin Kaepernick, LaVar Ball and Trumps America ” Like all people my age I find the text of age so startling ,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70 -year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA and, having won …

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