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  1. ESPN to host first ever college basketball awards show

    Jeff Goodman

    ESPN will host the first-ever college basketball postseason awards show in which it will unveil the Wooden Award along with five positional awards named after all-time greats.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2015
  2. Bruins surprised by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Peter Yoon

    LOS ANGELES - When the UCLA Bruins basketball players reported for their shootaround Monday morning, they were greeted by a surprise visitor at Pauley Pavilion. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the all-time leading scorer in NBA history and a three-time All-A...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Classic UCLA center circle up for auction

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I had the ability to code a Drudge-style blue-and-gold siren aimed solely at UCLA alums with massive amounts of cash to burn, that siren would be flashing bold and bright in this blog post at this very moment. Because if you're a UCLA alumni who a...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  11. Chick Hearn, Marvin Gaye, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry Buss help...

    Arash Markazi

    Legends and lore helped shape Los Angeles into hoops heaven.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2011
  12. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar able to say goodbye to John Wooden

    Ramona Shelburne

    Just hours before John Wooden passed away at the age of 99, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finally made it to pay his respects.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2010
  13. Abdul-Jabbar: 'I need a job'

    According to a report in The Orange County Register on Monday, the former Lakers great said he is interesting in Fullerton's basketball coaching vacancy if the school wants him.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2003
  14. Abdul-Jabbar says he'll bring insight to tourney coverage

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will join CBS Sports as an analyst during its coverage of the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2003
  15. Abdul-Jabbar, Winter among Pac-10 inductees

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who led UCLA to three national championships in the 1960s, and Tex Winter, a former USC player who innovated the triangle offense, are among 10 inductees to the Pacific-10 Conference basketball hall of honor.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2002