Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar traveled to Harvard University to be the keynote speaker for this year’s annual Coach’s Clinic. It was a treat for the participants, and the school was very pleased to host him for the event. The Laker legend spoke about his support for Hillary who appointed him as U.S. Cultural Ambassador in 2012. He also spoke about his new book “Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.” The book essentially is an exploration of the division in America among racial, age, gender and political lines.
The New York City native was first recognized for his basketball skills after he helped his team won 71 consecutive wins as a teenager. Abdul-Jabbar then attended UCLA and played on their basketball team where he assisted them in getting to three national championships during this time as a player.He entered the 1969 NBA Draft where he was selected as the first overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks, and he stayed with the team for six years before going to play for the Los Angeles Lakers where he played for an additional 14 seasons. The six-time NBA MVP and NBA champion retired from playing in 1989, but has stayed active in the sports community and also authored 11 books.
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