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(Huffington Post)   In which Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comes to the defense of HBO's True Detective   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line 40
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2014-03-18 01:51:11 PM  
Kareem didn't work hard enough on defense.  And lots of times, he didn't even run down court. Hell, he never really tried except during the playoffs.

At least that's what my dad says.
 
2014-03-18 01:58:30 PM  

bdub77: Kareem didn't work hard enough on defense.  And lots of times, he didn't even run down court. Hell, he never really tried except during the playoffs.

At least that's what my dad says.


Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.

/equally oblig
 
2014-03-18 02:08:01 PM  
Roger. Murdock.
 
2014-03-18 02:42:05 PM  
Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.
 
2014-03-18 03:02:42 PM  
I should have known that I wouldn't have made it in after 4 posts.

/he should have had the lasagna
 
2014-03-18 03:16:10 PM  

The_Sponge: Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.


He'll always be Lew Alcindor to me.

/not really...
 
2014-03-18 03:17:10 PM  
It's actually one of the better pieces I've read, particularly his discussion of the ending.  I also liked his nipple remarks.
 
2014-03-18 03:21:10 PM  
I'm still waiting on Michael Jordan to weigh in before I make my mind up.
 
2014-03-18 03:25:29 PM  

The_Sponge: Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.


Sometime in the nineties, the Lakers had a player named DeJuan Wheat. During a game, Chick Hearn said something like, "That's DeJuan Wheat. He's got a sister named Creama."

Damn, I miss Chick.
 
2014-03-18 03:26:29 PM  

Mad_Radhu: I'm still waiting on Michael Jordan to weigh in before I make my mind up.


charlels barkley: 'i thought the ending was turrible.'
 
2014-03-18 03:30:20 PM  

FlashHarry: charlels barkley: 'i thought the ending was turrible.'


Magic was too busy watching "Dallas Buyers Club".
 
2014-03-18 03:32:29 PM  
I enjoyed the acting, music, story and setting.  Solid show and worth the time.

The end.
 
2014-03-18 03:33:34 PM  
That was surprisingly entertaining. Had no idea Kareem was a pop-culture journo, I think outside of that beautiful hook shot, he's found his true calling.
 
2014-03-18 03:34:13 PM  

Gunny Highway: I enjoyed the acting, music, story and setting.  Solid show and worth the time.

The end

?

FTFY
 
2014-03-18 03:34:38 PM  
he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)
 
2014-03-18 03:38:07 PM  
That was a great read. Kareem is one smart dude.

So why does Bill Simmons think Kareem is a ninny? That article was better written than anything Sports Guy has done.
 
2014-03-18 03:40:36 PM  

Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)


To each his own, but count me as a Girls fan too.
 
2014-03-18 03:41:12 PM  

Cymbal: That was a great read. Kareem is one smart dude.

So why does Bill Simmons think Kareem is a ninny? That article was better written than anything Sports Guy has done.


If you read his book, I am pretty sure it is a joke.  He dislikes him because he was a Laker.  He called him the third best player ever in the book.

/I dont read him much but that is what I remember from his book.
 
2014-03-18 03:49:30 PM  

Gunny Highway: Cymbal: That was a great read. Kareem is one smart dude.

So why does Bill Simmons think Kareem is a ninny? That article was better written than anything Sports Guy has done.

If you read his book, I am pretty sure it is a joke.  He dislikes him because he was a Laker.  He called him the third best player ever in the book.

/I dont read him much but that is what I remember from his book.


Yep, Simmons thinks Kareem is a ninny because he's a Celtics guy first and foremost, and Kareem played for the Lakers. Beyond the "ninny" bit, it's all praise due. Basically "he's a great and fantastic player that I loathe because laundry."

/I feel the same way about Mike Bossy and Martin Brodeur.
 
2014-03-18 04:23:26 PM  

otherginger: It's actually one of the better pieces I've read, particularly his discussion of the ending.  I also liked his nipple remarks.


honestly my biggest take away from this peiece, although it raises excellent points about the series is "kareem Abdul Jabar wrote this?  THE Kareem Abdul Jabar??? Really? Holy fark he's a lot smarter than I gave him credit for and pretty damned good writer"
 
2014-03-18 04:24:10 PM  
His summation of the article was great.
 
2014-03-18 04:36:36 PM  
Just surprised that moslem, didn't try to blow up HBO.

/not really
 
2014-03-18 05:12:55 PM  

don't understand: The_Sponge: Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.

Sometime in the nineties, the Lakers had a player named DeJuan Wheat. During a game, Chick Hearn said something like, "That's DeJuan Wheat. He's got a sister named Creama."

Damn, I miss Chick.



As much as I hate the Lakers, Chick was awesome.

"This one is in the fridge....the eggs are getting cold, and the Jello is jiggling."
 
2014-03-18 05:18:51 PM  

Magorn: otherginger: It's actually one of the better pieces I've read, particularly his discussion of the ending.  I also liked his nipple remarks.

honestly my biggest take away from this peiece, although it raises excellent points about the series is "kareem Abdul Jabar wrote this?  THE Kareem Abdul Jabar??? Really? Holy fark he's a lot smarter than I gave him credit for and pretty damned good writer"


He's been writing some pretty stellar cultural commentary for some time now
 
2014-03-18 05:50:17 PM  
Kareem also kicked Bruce Lee in his famous yellow jumpsuit leaving a giant foot print...
Then, Bruce killed him on film, but that's how it goes when you face a dragon in mortal combat.

Greatest sky-hook ever...
And no, he didn't like defense much...or running...towards the later years though...give the guy a break!

Best cameo appearance to date...Airplane...
Possibly, and I mean POSSIBLY, only beaten by Bill Murray in Zombieland.

Rest in Peace, Big Man.
Is he not dead? Oh...scratch that last part.
 
2014-03-18 05:55:58 PM  
I was interested in watching this show until I read this.
 
2014-03-18 07:28:31 PM  
Kareem made more flowers than anyone else in NBA history!  Or was that Wilt?
 
2014-03-18 07:34:33 PM  
While I loved everything about this show; the settings, the characters, Lili Simmons' and Alexandra D'Addario's magnificent bodies, the music, and the overall storyline, I felt that it was missing something else. I wish they would have brought more of the Mythos into the storyline; that is in an ongoing fashion.  The world needs a story/show set in that universe. HBO or Showtime would probably be the only ones with the cojones and the money to do it.

I did not mind the ending. It gave a small sprig of hope in a world where none exists.
 
2014-03-18 08:14:21 PM  

Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)


Wait, you're saying there is a black man that likes overweight, homely white girls?
 
2014-03-18 08:30:53 PM  

Otto_E_Rodika: Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)

Wait, you're saying there is a black man that likes overweight, homely white girls?


<thatsracist.gif>
 
2014-03-18 08:40:26 PM  
My favorite part of the show was when Alexandria D'Addario's boobs.
 
2014-03-18 09:11:12 PM  

The_Sponge: Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.


I called him Lou Alcinder
 
2014-03-18 09:14:53 PM  
That was extremely well written and insightful. Much better than all the hacks who have paying jobs writing about TV shows on the internet.

Now I need to read more of Kareem's stuff.
 
2014-03-18 09:50:37 PM  
"You try dragging Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson up and down HBOGo for an eigh-episode season!"
 
2014-03-19 01:20:03 AM  
I talked my sister into watching all eight episodes over the weekend.  She's now scarred for life. I forgot she's incredibly sensitive to depictions of abused children.  The girl in the psych ward was way too much.  Oooops.

Great article by Kareem tho.

/roger that
//huh?
 
2014-03-19 01:22:32 AM  

Cymbal: Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)

To each his own, but count me as a Girls fan too.



How can anyone like a show about vapid twats?
 
2014-03-19 07:21:08 AM  

The_Sponge: Cymbal: Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)

To each his own, but count me as a Girls fan too.


How can anyone like a show about vapid twats?


Because it's funny. And the sex scenes that don't involve Lena Dunham are usually pretty hot.
 
2014-03-19 10:22:57 AM  

Aezetyr: While I loved everything about this show; the settings, the characters, Lili Simmons' and Alexandra D'Addario's magnificent bodies, the music, and the overall storyline, I felt that it was missing something else. I wish they would have brought more of the Mythos into the storyline; that is in an ongoing fashion.  The world needs a story/show set in that universe. HBO or Showtime would probably be the only ones with the cojones and the money to do it.

I did not mind the ending. It gave a small sprig of hope in a world where none exists.


Except that, I think Cole should have died. That was a damned serious set of wounds on him.

I know................. then he can't tell Marty that he's not done...............
 
2014-03-19 11:58:02 AM  

Cymbal: The_Sponge: Cymbal: Leader O'Cola: he should write for them more often; far better than their average contributors (except for his fondness for Girls)

To each his own, but count me as a Girls fan too.


How can anyone like a show about vapid twats?

Because it's funny. And the sex scenes that don't involve Lena Dunham are usually pretty hot.



It's neither fun nor funny.
 
2014-03-19 02:01:55 PM  

whither_apophis: The_Sponge: Raise your hand if you called him "Cream Abdul-Jabbar" when you were a kid.

He'll always be Lew Alcindor to me.

/not really...


His momma called him Lew, I'm gonna call him Lew. He'll always be Lew to me.


/oh wait, wrong movie
 
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