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Lakers Inspired By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Address To Continue Fight For Social Justice Reform
July 1, 2020
On a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday, Lakers' point guard Alex Caruso, revealed his stance on civil unrest as the sole White player on the team's roster. The third-year player was inspired by the learnings from a racial injustice and inequality forum hosted by Lakers' legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the organizations' players and staff in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.  ... read more »
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice
June 11, 2020
Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held a discussion on Friday with members of the Black press about the social injustice in America in wake of George Floyd’s murder by the hands of former police officers. Abdul-Jabbar spoke with Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper managing editor Brandon Brooks and NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Stacy M. Brown. ... read more »
WATCH: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Speaks to the Black Press About Injustice
June 5, 2020
Sentinel Managing Editor, Brandon I. Brooks joins the interview ... read more / watch video »
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When Kobe Died, A Piece of All of Us Died: Los Angeles Remembers Kobe and Gianna Bryant with a Public Celebration of Life Service
February 27, 2020
A crowd of 20,000 people rose to their feet and cheered as Vanessa Bryant and the Bryant family emerged out of the Staples Center tunnel towards the rose-adorned stage positioned near center court for Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s public memorial service on Monday morning. ... read more »
The Benjamin Ballers are the Future of Basketball
January 9, 2020
Cori and Legacy Benjamin have a passion for basketball and show a distinct level of talent at the ages of 12 and 11 respectively. Their dream is to become the first female players in the NBA. ... read more »
LeBron James Crowned AP Male Athlete of the Decade
January 1, 2020
On Monday, just one day after it was announced that LeBron James was named the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Decade, James was celebrating his 35th birthday. That honor comes not only with his athletic achievements but entrepreneurial skills and community endeavors such as opening the I Promise School and producing the sequel to “Space Jam.”  ... read more »
Award-Winning Journalist Rochelle Riley to Discuss Her Book, ‘The Burden,’ at L.A. Central Library
July 25, 2019
This Saturday, July 27, author and journalist Rochelle Riley will visit the Los Angeles Central Library to discuss her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a poignant collection of essays on America’s unfinished business with the aftermath of Black enslavement. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Taper Auditorium, at 630 W. 5thStreet in Downtown Los Angeles. Riley will be joined by two of the essayists in her book, author and filmmaker Paula Madison and actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh. ... read more »
Top Moments From The 2019 NBA Awards
June 27, 2019
The third annual NBA Awards marked the end of the 2018-19 NBA season on Monday, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal hosted this year’s awards. The evening brought out the NBA’s rising stars and legends, league executives and celebrities from Kareem Abdul Jabbar to Mark Cuban, 2 Chainz to Samuel L. Jackson. ... read more »
2019 NBA Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins NBA MVP
June 27, 2019
As the 2019 NBA Awards came to an end on Monday, Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019 NBA MVP at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Tears streamed down his face as the 24-year-old gave an emotionally charged speech after receiving the NBA’s highest honor. He thanked his family and the support system that he felt led him to this moment. ... read more »
Pelicans agree to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers
June 20, 2019
Since January, the Los Angeles Lakers desperately were in pursuit of pulling off a blockbuster trade that would pair LeBron James with 26-year-old superstar Anthony Davis. ... read more »
Zion Williamson Wins Big at College Basketball Awards
April 25, 2019
Some of college basketball’s biggest names were honored at the 2019 ESPN College Basketball Awards. Duke standout Zion Williamson and Oregon star Sabrina Ionescu were crowned with the John Wooden award, the most respected honor in college basketball. ... read more »
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 »
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