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Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (center), then Lew Alcindor, speaks at a news conference at the Power Memorial High School gymnasium in New York City.

Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (center), then Lew Alcindor, speaks at a news conference at the Power Memorial High School gymnasium in New York City.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon that changed the game of professional basketball and impacted the culture at large. He is the NBA all-time leading scorer, a New York Times-bestselling author, and a U.S. Cultural Ambassador. Since his stellar professional career, he has gone on to become a celebrated author, filmmaker, ambassador of education, and Time magazine columnist. A sought-after speaker, Abdul-Jabbar recounts in riveting and humorous detail his exciting evolution from street ball player to successful athlete, author, producer, and community activist.

"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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