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Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | Posted 03.04.2015 | Sports
Ange Kagame

If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.

I'm Hopeful the Power of Sports Will Expand to Spur More Social Change

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 02.26.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

As someone who has tried to use the sports platform and the power of sports to address serious social issues during the past 50 years, it gives me great hope that we will use that sports platform in an expanded way in the years ahead. Society can only be better for it if we do.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Defends Hawks Owner's Controversial Email

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.12.2014 | Black Voices

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson drew a hailstorm of criticism this past weekend after announcing plans to sell his controlling interest of the t...

Sports 'Shark Tank' for Kids

Rob Taub | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Sadly, today scholar and athlete are not used enough in the same sentence, but the Riverside Hawks are an organization intent on changing those circumstances.

Why a Forced Sterling Sale Is Bad News for LA Basketball Fans, and What Kareem and the NBA Could Do About It!

Anthony Yannatta | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Anthony Yannatta

The appropriate course of action is for Sterling and the NBA to reach a settlement whereby Sterling agrees to put the team in the hands of a to-be-formed public trust. And, yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should be in charge.

Emily Swanson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was Wrong: More White Americans Believe In Racism Than Ghosts | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made waves Sunday when he said "more whites believe in ghosts than believe in racism." But a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that s...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: 'More Whites Believe In Ghosts Than Believe In Racism'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media

Speaking on the controversy surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks caught on tape, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Sun...

David Freeman

Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids | David Freeman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science

Basketball fans know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his signature skyhook shot that he used to bring his teams to victory in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Bu...

It's Time for Universities to Pay Up and Stop Exploiting Their 'Student Athletes'

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.31.2014 | Black Voices
Etan Thomas

When you play Division I sports, you're not treated as a "student-athlete" -- as colleges love to profess to the world -- you're an athlete-student, and you're there for one reason and one reason only. You can keep your grades up enough to remain eligible, but then again, that's only so you can be able to play -- and earn more money for the university.

Kareem Interested In Returning To Bucks

AP | ANDREW WAGNER | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is interested in returning in some capacity to the Milwaukee Bucks. "If I get a call, I will...

Owen Wilson Wants Everyone To Have Healthcare

Posted 10.11.2013 | Comedy

Enough political squabbling, Owen Wilson just wants everyone to have healthcare. And to prove it, he made an impromptu PSA during Jimmy Kimmel Live. ...

Famous Emails Are Just Like Yours... Kinda

Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

For one month now, filmmaker and artist Miranda July has been making Mondays a little more tolerable by sprucing up our inboxes with emails from famou...

Miranda July Wants To Send You Email

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

Miranda July wants to send you emails from famous people. Sign up here and the writer and filmmaker will convey secret transmissions every week from J...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Builds 'Real Housewives' 'Dream Team'

Posted 04.29.2013 | TV

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is more than a legendary basketball player -- and celebrity diver. He's also a superfan of the "Real Housewives" shows. He recentl...

'Real Housewives' Star's Dig At Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Posted 06.23.2013 | TV

NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar wrote a 2,700-word treatise for HuffPost about why he loves Bravo's "Real Housewives" franchise, "How the Real Housewiv...

How the Real Housewives Have Made America Better

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 06.22.2013 | TV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The focus on wealth makes the show play out like a classic Shakespearean tragedy. The fabulous homes, clothes, and opulent parties at first make the viewers admire the housewife and wish to be like her. But soon we see the "real" person, whose hubris reveals a deep unhappiness that they, being unreliable narrators, deny.

10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning Pro

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 03.29.2013 | Sports
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

How to approach young women in a mature and non-self-conscious way. I towered over most women by a foot and half. I felt like Darth Vader approaching a bunny. Plus, it's not a real turn-on for them to be staring up my nostrils.

Lena Dunham Responds To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 'Girls' Review

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shared his two cents about "Girls" on The Huffington Post last week and while the review was mostly negative -- ...

Girls Just Wants to Have (White) Fun

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 01.31.2013 | TV
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Girls wants to tell us something important about twentysomething females of the 21st Century. And, as the elders of our society, we should always be listening to those new voices crying out. But what are they telling us?

Meet The Cast Of 'Celebrity Splash'

Posted 01.22.2013 | TV

The cast of ABC's "Celebrity Splash" -- yes, another reality series about stars diving into water -- has been announced by TMZ. The series will fea...

Skyhook Statue!

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 11.17.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook has been captured in bronze for future generations of basketball fans. Staples Center unveiled a nearly ...

'Guys With Kids' Premiere: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 'Dunks' A Baby

Posted 09.13.2012 | TV

For its series premiere, "Guys With Kids" brought out a big guest star. Big not just because he's famous, but because Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 7'2". It ...

TechScape: Dean Kamen & FIRST ... Perhaps His Greatest Invention

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education

I had never heard of FIRST before Dean Kamen mentioned it to me. There's no doubt that his passion -- one man's vision -- has created something very special.

Where Does LBJ Rank Among 'Greatest Ever'?

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

Some of the NBA's greatest players ever didn't need to see a championship ring to count LeBron James in their ranks. In what amounts to a game of "...

Robert Gibbs Outsmarts Chris Matthews

Posted 05.16.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Who was the winner of Monday night's "Jeopardy!" Power Players game? It's former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Gibbs, cur...