Buy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar A Birthday Pr...

Buy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar A Birthday Present! [Gifts]

There are 1 comment on the Gawker story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Buy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar A Birthday Present! [Gifts]. In it, Gawker reports that:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , basketball legend, humanitarian, and LA Times blogger , turns 61 today. via Gawker

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Gawker.


Natchez, MS

#1 Apr 16, 2008
Happy birthday, Kareem, and here's hoping you'll enjoy many, many more! As a a long-time fan of yours, I've enjoyed watching your extraordinary basketball talents during your playing days. I consider you to be the greatest basketball player ever. Although I've long admired you as a player, I must admit that I now enjoy you even more as writer, historian, etc. because as an intellectual, your influence goes well beyond your fandom and expands boundaries in the world-at-large. Thanks for sharing the breadth and depth of your knowledge by writing such outstanding and well-acclaimed books. I have enjoyed reading such insightful material, especially that which brings to light some things that have gone unknown as far as black history is concerned. Now, I have begun reading ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS:...and once again, am inspired by the wealth of knowledge it provides in revealing the influences of the Harlem Renaissance that blends the literary, music, and basketball of the period into one harmonious picture. I also enjoy your commentaries on how this era influenced you as a young man growing up in New York. Again, thanks for such great works! Keep them coming!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Armstrong, Wonder Join Anti-Cancer Telethon (Aug '10) Aug '10 The Hero 1
News Earvin "Magic" Johnson speaks to business group... (Apr '10) Apr '10 wtf 3
News Basketball Star to Help Raise Awareness About B... (Nov '09) Nov '09 Casey ONeill 1
News Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabber discloses ... (Nov '09) Nov '09 Steve 7
News VIDEO: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Flubs Jeopardy Quest... (Oct '09) Oct '09 John 1
News Cheech and Chong lighting up stages again (Nov '08) Nov '08 ivory dove 2
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Young Hollywood! (Jul '08) Jul '08 Younghollywood 1
More from around the web