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I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop; my greatest asset is my mind.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Camp Skyhook featured on NBC News’ Life Connected: Black History Month Special
Legendary NBA basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has turned his passion from the court to connecting kids to higher education. NBC4’s Kim Baldonado visits Kareem at the much sought-after Camp Skyhook.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was always more than just a basketball player and he has proved that time and time again over the years. The NBA legend has been a New York Times…
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is taking his shot helping narrow the opportunity and equity gaps with his Skyhook Foundation and Camp Skyhook. The Los Angeles nonprofit helps public school students in the city access a free, fun, weeklong STEM education camp experience in the Angeles National Forest.
Kareem was just selected as PAC-12 Player of the 20th Century & Coach Wooden was selected as PAC-12 Coach of the 20th Century by the PAC-12 network. There is a 1/2 hour tv special airing on this.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is considered by many fans and sportswriters to be the greatest basketball player of all time. The 7-foot-2 Hall of Fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, also dominated the NBA for 20 years. He not only captured the NBA’s MVP six times, was a 19-time All-Star, and set the NBA all-time records in nine categories — he also remains the NBA’s All-Time Leading Scorer, a record that may never be broken.
But as Kareem himself says, “I can do more than stuff a ball through a hoop; my greatest asset is my mind.” And indeed he can. A lifelong passion for history led to his authoring eight best-selling books on various historical subjects. Kareem has in-depth knowledge of many subjects ranging from sports to history to jazz and film. While growing up under the two biggest media spotlights in the world (NY&LA) during the Civil Rights era — as quite literally the most visible black man in the country, this has given Kareem a unique perspective on America’s political and social landscape, and has led him to make a significant impact on the under-served youth of the United States.