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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looks pensive

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses His "Season on the Reservation."

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, talks about his new book, A Season on the Reservation: My Sojourn with the White Mountain Apache (William Morrow and co). In 1998, a member of the Native American tribe, the White Mountain Apaches, asked Abdul-Jabbar to coach the high school boys basketball team on the reservation. A Season on the Reservation tells the story of his time with the team. Since retiring from the NBA in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar has appeared on TV and in films, worked with numerous charitable organizations, and authored 3 other books.

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looks pensive

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Abdul-Jabbar is unquestionably one of the greatest players to ever take the court, and has been honored with selections to numerous All-Star games and as well as being named Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year." (His pending selection to the Basketball Hall of Fame is a certainty). Abdul-Jababr put in 20 years in the NBA before retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of last season.

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looks pensive

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