Time to share some good news.
The country needs more ethical, moral, and intelligent leaders like you. More Kareem, less hysteria.
Congratulations on your nominations dear Mr. Abdul-Jabbar. I am always excited to read your column and feel very fortunate to be able to read it. Please continue your great work no matter how many nominations and awards you deservedly receive.
Congraulations! Love your writing and the sensible, sane positions that you take in this world! Thank you!
Hurray! Bravo! Mazel tov!! No one is more deserving of both awards than you. Best possible outcome for the Emmy - a tie between 33 and 44, with a game of H-O-R-S-E for the win!
Your parents and Coach would be so proud, as we all are!
Congratulation, Kareem, for the never-more-deserved writing award and good luck at the Emmy's. "In some ways my writing career has eclipsed my basketball career." I'm sure (I hope) that you know just how incredible it is to be able to make that statement. You're able to say it in that matter-of-fact, egotism-free way because -- incredibly -- it's simply true. I try to keep the stanning under control, but you make it pretty difficult. You were a brilliant, principled, fierce and world-historically-talented basketball player and now you're a brilliant, principled, fierce and amazingly talented writer, one who never seems to hit a wrong note. All kudos to MJ, Lebron, Steph, etc etc for their own post-basketball empire-building, but I'll take your insightful, committed criticism over capitalism any day of the week. Thank you again for sharing it with us.
Congrats Captain! Ever since you’ve spoken at my undergraduate commencement at UCLA you’ve become and remain an inspiration.
This is wonderful news, Kareem! I don’t read all your columns, I confess; I don’t pay attention to sports, nor do I have an interest in just about any current films or anything on TV. I love your social and political commentary, and that’s why I subscribe. As a 21st c. Renaissance Man, the power of your work speaks to so many. Thank you.
Congratulations. I signed up because you think first and write last. No wasted motion: like your sky hook:)
Kareem, thanks for all you do and all your past contributions. It’s a breath of fresh air to read your columns. I like to think of them as wonderful intellect meets much needed common sense.
Some years ago my wife and son and I were at Jerry’s Deli in Marina del Ray (now closed) and saw you having lunch by yourself. I spotted you and said I would go over and say hello and see about getting an autograph but my son said “No dad, he’s having lunch”. So I never went, and I’ll just say hello now. Keep doing what you’re doing.
To quote MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhl, reading your words makes me smarter! It also remains my dream to have you as my guest on my podcast “After the Glory.” As we approach Episode 50, I reflect on our first guest, Brooklyn Dodgers legend Carl Erskine, incredible people such as Ann Meyers Drysdale and Valorie Kondos Field, but no one would place a brighter ribbon on our efforts than you. Thank you Kareem.
Congrats Kareem. I’ve been a fan of your non-basketball writing since Black Profiles In Courage, and I’m looking forward to checking out the Civil War doc. Good luck with the Emmy nomination!
Congratulations! I have followed your career since I was 11 years old (7th grade 1970). You are truly a great person, brother, scholar, and athlete. I attended your one on one at the historic Attucks Theater in Norfolk, VA. My dear colleague, (wife of Hall of Famer Bob)Debra Dandrige persuaded you to sign my personal copy of "On The Shoulders of Giants." Thank you, for doing that.
Congratulations Kareem!! You have rocked my sense of sight--with your words and athletic ability. Your jersey has been retired. Now you should be the first journalist to have their byline retired. From Power Memorial High School to Substack YOU ROCK. Thank you
Congratulations on your nomination! I cherish reading all of your articles and always look forward to reading the next. I’ve gifted my sons to the subscription and they all enjoy reading as well. Proud to be called your teammate and I tell anyone who would listen about how you would pass me along the books you had finished reading to me.
Lastly, every time I play golf I look to pick cart 33. That means I look to win.
Hope to see you in September.
You deserve these honors and more. I grew up in LA, and was in high school in the 80s when you led the Lakers to victory. I also enjoyed your memoir very much. Congratulations.
Congratulations!!!!! I love your writing and great informative and accurate journalism has become more important than ever before. Keep up the great work!!