An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar discusses his book 'Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court'.
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This show closed on March 21, 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and a bestselling author. He also writes for several news outlets including The Washington Post, New York Times, and The Guardian covering subjects like race, politics, and pop culture. In 2012 he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador, and in 2016 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing basketball career, his life was full of “coaches” who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiriting book.
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