Posts Tagged ‘History’

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

March 1, 2008

Every now and then, I wonder what happened to some of my youth idols. Fortunately, we have Google today!

If you were born in the late 70’s, you probably remember this amazing basketball player.

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Considered the greatest player of all times (yes, even better than Michael Jordan), Jabbar got famous for his sky hook movement that turned him NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38.387 points.

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He got retired as professional basketball player in 1989 but kept himself in the game: led a university league team to a championship; since 2005, is special assistant with his all time team, the Los Angeles Lakers; wrote several history (another passion) books; and, most important, is an invited blogger on the LA Times.

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Great memories!

João C. Mendes