Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

John Nienhuis


2018-05-29 20:00:00
8:00 p.m. May 29

Location Info:

Ann & Jerry Moss Theater, New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA  90404
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was never a typical jock. Even when he was still a shy, young basketball phenom at UCLA, he was developing a social conscience by boycotting the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and beginning a spiritual journey of self-discovery when he converted to Islam. He was a jazz fanatic who studied martial arts under Bruce Lee and, after becoming a professional basketball player in the NBA, he changed his name from Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In his latest book, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court, co-written by Raymond Obstfeld, Abdul-Jabbar reflects on the various teachers, coaches and mentors who inspired him, revealing the same intuitive grace that he once demonstrated when launching his famous skyhooks.
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