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NBA Legend Abdul-Jabbar Talks Auction to Help Kids in STEM
March 7, 2019
All the mementos that served to recognize the Jabbar’s many accomplishments – the championship rings, MVP and All-Star trophies and other rare items from the legend – are available to the public in an auction that ends on Saturday, March 2. And, it’s all to benefit Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation, whose mission he said is to give kids a shot that can’t be blocked. ... read more »
Wilkes posts career-night; routing Arizona 90-69 in Pauley Pavilion
January 31, 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sat along court side and cheered on his alma mater. The UCLA legend also took a photo with freshman 7-foot center Moses Brown, serving as an inspiration for the Bruins highly touted Five-star recruit. ... read more »
Young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Interviewed The King
January 17, 2019
Long before he was the leading scorer of the NBA, Showtime Lakers phenom Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a teenager who was granted an opportunity to speak with Dr. Martin Luther King. ... read more »
LeBron James Becomes 5th All-Time Scorer in NBA History
November 26, 2018
Lakers’ star LeBron James became the fifth all-time scorer in NBA history with a 44-point performance surpassing Wilt Chamberlain in the team’s second straight victory against the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 14. ... read more »
King, Abdul-Jabbar Honored for Tackling Homophobia
October 11, 2018
Jean King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are being honored for lending their names to the fight against homophobia in sports. ... read more »
Lakers Commemorate Elgin Baylor With Statue
April 12, 2018
The Staples Center got its 10th statue when the Los Angeles Lakers immortalized NBA legend Elgin Baylor with a bronze bust on Friday. ... read more »
Athlete Activists: Sports Figures Who Spoke Up for the Masses
February 22, 2018
These athletes rallied for the masses in order to enforce equality ... read more »
UCLA finds its rhythm against Stanford, in a 89-73 victory
February 1, 2018
UCLA got out and ran the lanes throughout the game, forcing the Cardinal into 13 turnovers while holding them to 30 percent from three-point distance and 40 percent overall through 20 minutes of play. ... read more »
Bill Russell Supports Pro Athlete’s Fight Against Injustice
October 5, 2017
Bill Russell saluted current players for taking the reins in fighting for equality in the United States. ... read more »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (10/5-10/11/17)
October 5, 2017
Notes, quotes, and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Brad Pye’s National Sports Beat (6/29-7/5/17)
June 29, 2017
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Returns to UCLA to Talk About New Book
June 1, 2017
The Black Alumni Association and the UCLA Afrikan Student Union hosted a conversation and book signing with NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for his new book “Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court.” ... read more »
Abdul-Jabbar: 1-and-done makes college hoops a ‘travesty’
May 18, 2017
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar believes that John Wooden would have disliked how the one-and-done era has changed the college basketball game. ... read more »
Staples Center, Lakers Honor Shaq With Statue
March 29, 2017
The Staples Center unveiled the statue of Lakers icon Shaquille O’Neal on Friday at a ceremony full of laughter, anecdotes, and appreciation. ... read more »
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