LeBron closing in on Abdul-Jabbar's NBA scoring record
LeBron James played his first NBA game. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Sacramento Kings, and James scored 25 points. Only one person remains ahead of James on the NBA’s career scoring ladder — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who has been the scoring leader since April 5, 1984.news.yahoo.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls Kyrie Irving’s Alex Jones tweet ‘what happens when education system fails’
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the leading scorer in NBA history — dunked on Kyrie Irving in an essay accusing the Nets guard of “gelatinous ignorance.” He also called on consumers to give the 30-year-old ball handler the hook following Irving’s promotion of a clip showing “Infowars” host Alex Jones babbling a conspiracy theory. “Kyrie Irving’s thought process is an example of what happens when the ...news.yahoo.com
Giannis becomes Bucks' scoring leader in OT win over Nets
Giannis Antetokounmpo passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become Milwaukee’s career scoring leader on a 3-pointer that forced overtime, and then made two free throws in the final seconds to give the Bucks a 120-119 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night.
Jordan, Magic honored with 75th team at All-Star halftime
The NBA celebrated its diamond anniversary with a sparkling tribute to honor 75 years on the hardwood floor. Each of them wearing blue blazers with a 75th logo on their chests, the best of the NBA's best were introduced to huge ovations, with the loudest cheers going to Jordan, who was the last player to walk onto the raised podium at center court.news.yahoo.com
Thompson has season-high 33, Warriors edge Lakers 117-115
Klay Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry made a clutch layup with 46 seconds remaining, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Los Angeles Lakers 117-115, spoiling another scoring milestone by LeBron James.
Poland’s racing pigeon breeders aim high
Pigeon racing is taking off in Poland, with breeders winning more and more international competitions and hoping their precious birds will fetch top prices on the market. For some though it's not about the money and "it often happens that less fortunate breeders who bought pigeons a bit by chance win and that is the best thing about this sport!"news.yahoo.com
Diehard Hanyu fan dedicates art to 'strong, attractive' ice skating star
Few athletes inspire devotion quite like figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, whose fans follow his every move, spend fortunes watching him compete and even carve sculptures of the Japanese star. One is art teacher Yumi Matsuo who crafts Hanyu likenesses and says the skater is "a very strong person, which makes him attractive."news.yahoo.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son sentenced to 180 days in jail for stabbing
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was sentenced to 180 days which can be served as house arrest Wednesday for stabbing his Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife last year during an argument over trash cans, prosecutors said.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's son sentenced for stabbing neighbor
The son of basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing a Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans, prosecutors said Wednesday. Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 29, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a dirk or dagger, with sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Abdul-Jabbar accepted a plea deal from an Orange County judge.news.yahoo.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pens op-ed on importance of ‘Jeopardy’ host
NBA legend-turned-prolific writer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has penned a thoughtful essay for The Hollywood Reporter in which he notes how the […] The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pens op-ed on importance of ‘Jeopardy’ host appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Curry is scoring champ, Warriors beat Grizzlies for 8 seed
Stephen Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan in 1998, finishing with 46 points as the Golden State Warriors held off the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 in a regular-season finale that determined the play-in tournament’s eighth and ninth spots.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wants sports stars to promote Covid-19 vaccinations
Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said he's supportive of teams and players using their platforms to promote Covid-19 vaccinations. Abdul-Jabbar revealed he received his vaccination shots this month and said the league should promote awareness to help slow Covid-19 infections. Abdul-Jabbar mentioned the Black community's importance to get vaccinated but acknowledged the history around the Tuskegee Experiment for the mistrust of vaccinations among Black people. "That took a terrible toll on the issue of trust with the Black community," Abdul-Jabbar said of the experiment. Asked if athletes should get special access to vaccinations, Abdul-Jabbar said no.cnbc.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the "indomitable" spirit of Muhammad Ali
Basketball hall of famer and six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a longtime friend of Muhammad Ali's. In a tribute to Ali, he wrote on Facebook: "I may be 7'2" foot, but I never felt taller than when standing in his shadow." Abdul-Jabbar joins "CBS This Morning" from Louisville to pay tribute to a man he called his mentor and big brother.cbsnews.com