Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Official Twitter of NBA's All-Time Leading Scorer, 7x Columnist of the Year and now writing on Substack https://kareem.substack.comSource
Los Angeles, CA
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Will Smith Did a Bad, Bad Thing

Will Smith Did a Bad, Bad Thing

When Will Smith stormed onto the Oscar stage to strike Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife’s short hair, he did a lot more damage than just to Rock’s face. With a single petulant blow, he advocated violence, diminished women, insulted the entertainment industry, and perpetuated stereotypes about the Black community. That’s a lot to unpack. Let’s start with the facts: Rock made a reference to Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, as looking like Demi Moore in GI Jane, in which Moore had shaved her head. Jada Pinkett Smith suffers from alopecia, which causes hair loss. Ok, I can see where...

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Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyFri 23 Apr 2021 04.30 EDTLast modified on Fri 23 Apr 2021 05.10 EDTAfter years of bullying their athletes for their passive protests, most sports teams became “woke” following last summer’s massive Black Lives Matter marches of between 15 and 26 million people, . It was a glorious phoenix-like ascension of sports leagues to the heights of social morality. Today, we need that commitment more than ever, because if there were ever a case of Black lives not mattering,...

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