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Basketball Great's New 'Skyhook' Is All About The Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.31.2014 | 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 03.04.2014 | 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
Bill_Robinson

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...

Who Will Compete In 'Jeopardy!' Series In D.C.?

Posted 04.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Ever want to know how basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's trivia skills stack up against those of George W. Bush's former press secret...

'New Girl': Winston's New Co-Worker Is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Jess and Russell have been progressing nicely in their relationship, but it's been almost exclusively at his place thus far. She wanted to immerse him...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Children's Book Highlights Black Achievements

Posted 03.28.2012 | Black Voices

George Washington Carver and Madame C. J. Walker are names at the top of virtually every black inventors list, but how about fellow creators such as J...

Blank

Peter Mehlman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Blank is the story of Eugene Brusca, a man who had absolutely no opinions on anything, yet became an overnight sensation as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

PHOTO: Can You Caption This?

Posted 01.18.2012 | Comedy

SCROLL DOWN TO READ ALL THE CAPTIONS! We spend most of our days coming up with funny things to say about ridiculous photos, so it's only fair that ...

Guess Who?!

Posted 01.18.2012 | Media

Check out that height difference! Andrea Mitchell sat down with NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday to discuss his new post as a St...

NBA Legend Appointed Global Cultural Ambassador

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 03.19.2012 | Black Voices

By JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press NEW YORK -- In a move to engage young people worldwide, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has named Karee...