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Thursday, March 08, 2007


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has held a special position for me among super-star athletes ever since I saw him play in the early '70's at The Spectrum, aka "The Tuna Can" in Philadelphia. He and his Miluakee Bucs took down the 76'ers. Jabbar further endeared himself to me when I listened to his book, A Season on the Reservation (reviewed here), where he spends a basketball season helping to coach a Native American basketball team.

Now Kareem is on the lecture circuit, most recently at Technology, Entertainment, Design 2007, dispensing wisdom like this:

-"It’s like the guy who has three Ph.Ds, one in philosophy, one in psychology, and one in sociology. He doesn’t have a job, but he can explain why."

There's more at Wired News' Epicenter blog: The Quotable Kareem.


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