Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, 4x award-winning Magazine Columnist of the Year, a six-time NBA champion and the league’s only 6x MVP. He is one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete and activist, he offers his perspectives as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. He is the recipient of 3 Columnist of the Year Awards in (2017, 2018 & 2019) by the Southern California Journalism Awards. Currently, Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to “Give Kids a Shot That Can’t be Blocked” by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written 15 books, including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden. His third installment of the Mycroft Holmes series, entitled Mycroft & Sherlock – The Empty Birdcage was released in September 2019.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:00 pm
9:15 pm

Stage X

Special Event