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2019-02-16 11:55:08 AM  
"My sports memorabilia also have a history," Abdul-Jabbar said in his blog post. "My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself - and futures for others."

In the age of Trump, his criminal cronies and FYIGM, it is astonishingly refreshing to read something like this. This man is a national treasure.
 
2019-02-16 12:28:54 PM  
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I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!
 
2019-02-16 01:36:37 PM  
Huh?
 
2019-02-16 02:55:25 PM  

Wadded Beef: "My sports memorabilia also have a history," Abdul-Jabbar said in his blog post. "My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself - and futures for others."

In the age of Trump, his criminal cronies and FYIGM, it is astonishingly refreshing to read something like this. This man is a national treasure.


This.

The man can write, he's a great speaker, and a model of humility and morality.
 
2019-02-16 02:55:31 PM  
If I were an NBA "Big Man" I'd want to learn everything in that man's head.
 
2019-02-16 03:13:21 PM  

FrancoFile: Wadded Beef: "My sports memorabilia also have a history," Abdul-Jabbar said in his blog post. "My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself - and futures for others."

In the age of Trump, his criminal cronies and FYIGM, it is astonishingly refreshing to read something like this. This man is a national treasure.

This.

The man can write, he's a great speaker, and a model of humility and morality.


Dude was a bit of a prick in his early career, but as he transitioned into the "elder statesman" role while playing, he turned out to be a really OK guy. Once he retired and opened up, everyone realized he was a really smart guy and had a lot to say. And yes, his writing career had been fairly impressive as he has put a spotlight on some forgotten parts of African-American history (and co-wrote a pair of well received Mycroft Holmes novels).

/Just don't mention he punched a guy in a game & broke his jaw
//he also broke his hand doing it, so there's that....
 
2019-02-16 03:18:47 PM  

isamudyson: FrancoFile: Wadded Beef: "My sports memorabilia also have a history," Abdul-Jabbar said in his blog post. "My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself - and futures for others."

In the age of Trump, his criminal cronies and FYIGM, it is astonishingly refreshing to read something like this. This man is a national treasure.

This.

The man can write, he's a great speaker, and a model of humility and morality.

Dude was a bit of a prick in his early career, but as he transitioned into the "elder statesman" role while playing, he turned out to be a really OK guy. Once he retired and opened up, everyone realized he was a really smart guy and had a lot to say. And yes, his writing career had been fairly impressive as he has put a spotlight on some forgotten parts of African-American history (and co-wrote a pair of well received Mycroft Holmes novels).

/Just don't mention he punched a guy in a game & broke his jaw
//he also broke his hand doing it, so there's that....


I recall reading an interview about his prickishness.  He's an introvert by nature and said he had a real hard time dealing with his celebrity.
 
2019-02-16 03:21:38 PM  
I hate the farking Lakers, but he's a great guy.
 
2019-02-16 03:27:05 PM  

davidphogan: I hate the farking Lakers, but he's a great guy.


Same.  I disliked him when I was a kid because I hated the Lakers and his hook shot was like death and taxes.  But he's a great writer, full stop, not even great-writer-for-an-athlete.
 
2019-02-16 03:50:37 PM  

Naido: davidphogan: I hate the farking Lakers, but he's a great guy.

Same.  I disliked him when I was a kid because I hated the Lakers and his hook shot was like death and taxes.  But he's a great writer, full stop, not even great-writer-for-an-athlete.


that hook was basically indefensible, release at like 9 foot up and defender at least 2 feet away, like 12 foot up by time you can touch it, good luck
 
2019-02-16 04:44:12 PM  
I sold, gave away, trashed most of my stuff last year. Moved and was(am) in poor health and didn't think I'd see 2019. It was painful and liberating to get rid of a lifetime worth of crap. There is truth in 'you don't own your possessions they own you.'

I miss almost none of it except the house.
 
2019-02-16 08:11:20 PM  
Highest bidder will be Lonzo Ball, who will the re-incribe the jewelry.
 
2019-02-17 02:16:15 AM  
I think he has five kids.

Surprised the rings wouldn't go to them someday. Maybe he asked them, they said no, so he is selling them to finance the programs he believes in now.
 
2019-02-17 06:53:16 AM  

Turnip_the_radio: If I were an NBA "Big Man" I'd want to learn everything in that man's head.


Everyone should want to learn everything in that man's head.
 
2019-02-17 01:23:46 PM  

Wadded Beef: "My sports memorabilia also have a history," Abdul-Jabbar said in his blog post. "My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself - and futures for others."

In the age of Trump, his criminal cronies and FYIGM, it is astonishingly refreshing to read something like this. This man is a national treasure.


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