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  1. Basketball Hall of Fame observations

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame was a chance to catch up with old friends, to hear in detail how his NBA rights were determined and to reflect on his peers and the game.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  2. Young athletes, a degree matters

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Given the millions being paid to pros, who needs a bachelor's degree? I must point out that a college diploma is even more important than ever for those athletes who expect to sign a contract for big dollars.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2012
  3. New NCAA academic eligibility standards great, but too late

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The focus on improving academics for incoming freshmen by the NCAA is a good thing; however, this scrutiny is very much too little, too late.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  4. Freshman life has changed

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The amateur athlete has gone the way of 50 cents-a-gallon gasoline and been replaced with one-and-done stars who are on their way to making many millions in the professional ranks. College "money" sports, i.e., basketball and football, are no more...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  5. Freshman life has changed for elite basketball players

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The amateur athlete has gone the way of 50 cents-a-gallon gasoline and been replaced with one-and-done stars who are on their way to make many millions in the professional ranks.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2012
  6. Allegations of point shaving at Auburn University are latest in b...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It happened 60 years ago at CCNY and other schools; and if the allegations about Auburn are correct, it's still happening today. Basketball's ongoing point-shaving problem.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  7. UCLA alum Kareem Abdul-Jabbar bemoans the loss of John Wooden's i...

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    The beleaguered UCLA program will never return to the glory days of John Wooden's tenure. But one illustrious Wooden alum knows what will help the Bruins through these current woes.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012