Latest Kareem Abdul-Jabbar News

Chris Bosh expresses disappointment over Hall of Fame snub

Feb. 18, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Chris Bosh is not hiding his frustration about not being a finalist for this year’s enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The former Miami and Toronto forward released a video statement on social media Tuesday, using some version of the word disappoint — be it...

Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Last shot wins: Team LeBron wins All-Star Game 157-155

Feb. 17, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in the league holding absolutely nothing back. And in...

In this Feb. 11, 2020, photo, from left, New York basketball stars Andre Barrett, Sam Perkins, Bernard King, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kiki VanDeWeghe and Felipe Lopez pose for a photo at the Museum of the City of New York, to celebrate the opening of an exhibit to honor the history of the game in the big apple. The exhibit has high school college and pro memorabilia including rare photos and videos of Abdul-Jabbar playing in high school. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)

New York museum honors city's rich basketball history

Feb. 14, 2020 8:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar smiled as he rattled off the names of his former high school teammates and opponents. The Hall of Fame center was intently watching video of one of his New York high school championships when he starred for Power Memorial Academy 55 years ago. He was known as Lew...

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Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg's apology for rant over Kobe

Feb. 13, 2020 7:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Gayle King says she accepts Snoop Dogg's apology, and the CBS anchor says she's sorry that her interview last week added to the pain of people grieving over Kobe Bryant's death. The rapper had posted a profane, threatening video directed toward King last week following her interview with...

The Los Angeles Lakers honor the late Kobe Bryant by laying out t-shirts for fans prior to an NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

All-Star Weekend nears, and Kobe will be at the forefront

Feb. 11, 2020 3:21 AM EST

Kobe Bryant will be announced Friday at All-Star Weekend in Chicago as one of the finalists for this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, which isn’t a secret and never was. Bryant always was a lock to be a first-ballot pick. Fellow first-time nominees Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will...

UCLA forward Cody Riley, left, steals the ball from Utah forward Timmy Allen during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

UCLA beats Utah 73-57 to complete Pac-12 weekend sweep

Feb. 2, 2020 6:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's no easing in at UCLA for Tyger Campbell and Jaime Jaquez Jr. The Bruins need the freshmen now. Campbell scored a career-high 22 points with eight assists — one off his career best — and Jaquez Jr. tied his career high with 18 points in a 73-57 victory over Utah on...

Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter hugs Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, after Lowry became the franchise leader in assists, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lowry leads Raptors past Hawks for eighth straight win

Jan. 28, 2020 11:30 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry locked up another spot in Raptors franchise history and got a hearty congratulations from the high-flying star who was once the face of basketball in Toronto. Lowry had 12 points and 11 assists while becoming Toronto's career assist leader and the Raptors beat the Atlanta Hawks...

FILE - In this April 13, 2016, file photo, a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Kobe Bryant's death leaves NBA players, others in shock

Jan. 26, 2020 10:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant authored some of his most memorable moments at Madison Square Garden and made himself a centerpiece of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. Bryant was remembered for that and so much more Sunday after the five-time NBA champion, his teenage daughter and seven others were killed in a...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, passes the ball with Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, right, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

James passes Bryant on NBA scoring list in Lakers' loss

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James was a teenager when he first met Kobe Bryant at a youth basketball camp, in awe of his idol and ears open as the Los Angeles Lakers star offered advice to the prodigy that has lasted to this day. "I was just listening," James said. "I was just trying to soak everything up I...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts after moving to No. 3 on the NBA's career scoring list during the second half of a basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for 3rd on NBA scoring list

Jan. 25, 2020 10:47 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James moved past Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA's career scoring list, getting the milestone on a driving layup against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. The Los Angeles Lakers star scored the basket with 7:23 left in the third quarter and he waved to a Sixers...