Submissions Tagged 'Kareem_Abdul-Jabbar'

Growing up in L.A. in the '70s and '80s as a kid who loved sports, I could not help but be swept up in the drama of the Lakers. Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird is still possibly the best matchup basketball has ever had to its credit. But the ambling, goggled grace of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ensured that all playground pickup games featured the pluck and flair of the sky-hook, a shot that brought instant shame or instant cachet to a schoolyard shooter, depending on his mastery of it. Magic Johnson imitated Kareem's shot when he had to fill in at Read more

 
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