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I Never Felt Taller Than When Standing in Muhammad Ali's Shadow

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Today we bow our heads at the loss of a man who did so much for America. Tomorrow we will raise our heads again remembering that his bravery, his outspokenness, and his sacrifice for the sake of his community and country lives on in the best part of each of us.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gets Real About The American Dream

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 05.16.2016 | College

In his commencement speech at Drew University on Saturday, all-time leading NBA scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar challenged students to reimagine the Americ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Warning Americans About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump's dominance may have deflated a bit since the Iowa caucus, but the Republican presidential candidate's staying power is still concerning ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Pens Scathing Column Comparing Trump To ISIS

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.10.2015 | Sports

In the wake of Donald Trump’s Islamophobic cries and condemnations, NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned a column Wednesday comparing the presidenti...

Let's Reintroduce Trump To The Muslim Athletes He Claims Don't Exist

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.07.2015 | Sports

In a speech from the Oval Office on Sunday night, President Barack Obama urged Americans to avoid discriminating against Muslims in the wake of last w...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: The Importance of Athlete Activists

Time | Justin Block | Posted 11.17.2015 | Sports

America has always had a complicated relationship with our athletes. When it comes to Game Day, athletes are warriors whose acrobatic actions on the c...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Believes MJ Chose 'Commerce Over Conscience'

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has never been afraid to be unpopular if it meant taking a stand for what he believed in -- even if his legacy in the history book...

Reigning MVP Stephen Curry Hasn’t Missed A Beat

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.28.2015 | Sports

Backdoor layup, pull-up three -- and repeat. A deep two, another pair of treys and a couple more acrobatic lay-ins later, and the first 12 minutes of ...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks Out Against Ben Carson's Anti-Muslim Comments

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports

Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat down with HuffPost Live on Monday and blasted Ben Carson's anti-Muslim comments, in which the 2016 GOP c...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Reconciling With Donald Trump: 'No'

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn't one to mince words, and he didn’t hesitate one bit on Wednesday afternoon when a TMZ reporter asked him ...

Trump and Sheen -- Now That's the Ticket

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Even though NBC, Macy's, and a long list of other sponsors fired him in July for his comments about immigrants from Mexico, Donald Trump is like the Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and going.

Friday Talking Points -- North, To Alaska!

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama had some fun this week, and by doing so actually forced the media to tackle a serious subject on his agenda.

Donald Trump's Response To Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed Is As Childish As You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.03.2015 | Sports

Like a middle schooler with a Sharpie, Donald Trump responded to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's criticism with little to no tact. On Wednesday, Abdul-Jabbar p...

My NBA All-Star Team of Socially Conscience Players

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.02.2016 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

The NBA has always led the other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and it has been the most progressive with all of its policies and impact on communities.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Thinks 'The Black Community Is Better Off' Because Of Rachel Dolezal

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports

The NBA legend seeks to explain Dolezal's actions.

How to Get From Here to There: Part II, Education, Entrepreneurship and Wooden's 'Pyramid of Success'

Steve Mariotti | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Mariotti

What accounts for the varied approaches individuals use in business, careers, and their own aspirations? In Part One of this piece, I described what one psychologist teaches us about individuals and their motivation to meet their various needs--and how this helps explain behavior and solve problems.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports

He had the surgery earlier this week.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Nothing Less Than An Assassination

TIME | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices

Another day, another black man murdered by police....

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: It's 'A Good Thing' For NCAA To Question Indiana

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

NBA hall-of-famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar applauded the NCAA's choice to speak out about Indiana's religious freedom bill during the premiere episode of "...

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Joins The Premiere Of 'The HuffPost Show'

Posted 05.28.2015 | HPSN

Sen. Elizabeth Warren sits down with Roy Sekoff and Marc Lamont Hill for the premiere episode of "The HuffPost Show" to discuss her book, A Fighting C...

Is African Soccer the NBA's New Breeding Ground?

Ange Kagame | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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.