Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a Writer on 'Veronica Mars' Now

The NBA's all-time leading scoring is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, a published author and columnist, and now a TV writer.
Sean Newell
9.25.18
barack obama

Obama Honors, Roasts Jordan, Scully and Kareem at Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordon, and Vin Scully received awards in what seems likely to be the last tolerable Medal of Freedom ceremony for the next few years.
Corbin Smith
11.22.16
president obama

​Vin Scully, Michael Jordan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama is going to meet a whole bunch of sports stars when he presents his last Presidential Medals of Freedom.
Dave Brown
11.16.16
Donald Trump

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar backs Colin Kaepernick, Calls Donald Trump's Remarks About Women And Minorities "Reprehensible"

The NBA legend and social commentator discussed national anthem protests in sports, racial tension in policing, and some of the GOP presidential candidate's many controversies.
Daniel Waldman
10.17.16
weak in review

David Roth's Weak In Review: Talking Back In 2015

This week, two legendary athletes that happen to be Muslim spoke out against a loathsome rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment, and its author. It kind of stood out.
David Roth
12.11.15
FIGHTLAND

Muslim-American Heroes Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Denounce Donald Trump's Islamophobia

Trump just got Trumped.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.10.15
Donald Trump

National Embarrassment Donald Trump Doesn't Think There are Any Muslim Sports Heroes

Donald Trump is an idiot: Vol. Whatever.
Sean Newell
12.7.15
Apple Watch

Biorhythms: The 1970s Fad That Won a Super Bowl, Killed Clark Gable, and Made America Gaga for Computers

Long before copper bracelets and nanobubbles, the sports world—and America, too—went all-in on the pseudoscience of biorhythms.
Andrew Heisel
9.15.15
nba

The Plot to Kill the Slam Dunk

For decades, one of basketball's most beloved techniques has been under assault by ardent old-schoolers who want the dunk dead and buried.
Andrew Heisel
2.12.15
nba

The Painful, Promising Future of Dwight Howard

The Rockets' big man is similar to a mildly obscene statue in ways that are more meaningful than you might expect. No, really.
Colin McGowan
2.2.15