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Posts Tagged ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Lessons We Can Learn From The Lakers Bounce Back

November 25, 2012

The 1984 NBA Finals provided an opportunity for the Los Angeles Lakers to finally end the Boston Celtics’ domination over them since the green-and-white have gone 7-0 against the purple-and-gold during their previous championship series. The Lakers actually took the series lead, 2-1 following their 137-104 hammering of the off-form Celtics on Game Three. But […]

Abdul-Jabbar & Greatness

November 8, 2012

Long before Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant became household names in the National Basketball Association, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was already “sky-hooking” his way to greatness. He was a proven winner even as a beanpole teenager during the 1960s.  His trademark skyhook has been a potent weapon during his two-decade-long NBA career. Just look at […]

John Wooden’s Legacy Beyond Basketball

September 16, 2012

I first heard of John Wooden when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the legendary Los Angeles Lakers center, talked lengthily about him in his book Kareem. Wooden was Jabbar’s college coach back in his dominant days with the University of California, Los Angeles. He talked about Wooden’s life-long influence on his life, even when he eventually became a […]