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February 08 2014

16:46

CATCHING UP WITH MONICA WRIGHT

January 15 2014

06:07

RTC Podcast: The Ken Pom Edition

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January 08 2014

16:27

January 01 2014

05:21

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Life, On and Off the Court

This Program Is Rebroadcast From October 16, 2013

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is with us on turning his own childhood struggles into stories of inspiration.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults,

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend, author, actor and global cultural ambassador. His new novel for young adults, “Sasquatch in the Paint,” is the first in a planned series of novels. (Disney Publishing Worldwide)

Towering basketball master of the “sky hook,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an NBA superstar of the very highest order.  Top career scorer in the history of the NBA.  More MVP awards than Jordan.  “The most beautiful athlete in sports,” Magic Johnson called him.  But he was always more than his 7-foot-2-inch height and stats.  Born Lew Alcindor, he adopted Islam and the famous name that means “generous servant of the mighty one.”  Always read.  Always studied.  Including studying humankind.  Now he’s got advice to give.  Up next On Point:  superstar, thinker, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guest

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired NBA superstar for the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks, leading scorer in history of the league, author of “Sasquatch in the Paint,” “Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement” and a U.S. global cultural ambassador. (@kaj33)

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Chicago Tribune: NBA’s Best All Time? You Be The Judge — “The NBA’s all-time leading scorer is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He also led the league in blocked shots four times. And he matched Jordan’s total of six NBA championships with the Lakers and Bucks.Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time league MVP and 19-time All-Star. Jordan was a five-time MVP and 14-time All-Star. And we haven’t even introduced to the conversation Wilt Chamberlain, who once scored a record 100 points in a single game, won seven league scoring titles, 11 rebounding titles and even led the league in assists. ‘There are several layers of talent you have to deal with when you’re talking about the game,” Abdul-Jabbar told me last week. “Most young people today are only aware of the NBA, like, since 2005. So it’s difficult to get through to them about all of the things that happened before they were born.’”

New York Times: U.S. Drafts Abdul-Jabbar As Cultural Ambassador – ”Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life has been a case study in the art of the possible, from his humble Harlem roots to N.B.A. fame and through his life after basketball as a historian and scholar. His next endeavor will draw on all of it. Abdul-Jabbar was named a United States cultural ambassador Wednesday, with a mission of promoting education, racial tolerance and cultural understanding among young people around the world. He leaves Sunday for a six-day assignment in Brazil and will visit at least four more countries this year.”

Los Angeles Times: Talking With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — “38,387 points? 3 NCAA titles? 6 NBA titles, matching the league MVP tallies? 50 Greatest Players status and HOF membership? Or just the classic ‘Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.’ Any way you slice it, summarizing the career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar into a neat little paragraph is no walk in the park.”

Read An Excerpt of “Sasquatch In the Paint” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ramond Obstfeld

December 27 2013

22:21

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn & Rebecca Lobo on the UConn dilemma: Is dominance good for the game?

December 21 2013

03:59

Dishin & Swishin 12/05/13 Podcast: Matthew Mitchell & Kentucky are ready for the SEC and a national championship run

December 10 2013

22:48

The RTC Podcast: Quarter-Season Review Edition | Rush The Court

17:50

Below the Rim with Brian Windhorst: Bob Voulgaris

Renown NBA gambler Bob Voulgaris tells stories of million-dollar bets and how to buy courtside seats in LA. http://espn.go.com/espnradio/newyork/play?id=10111605

December 06 2013

18:47

The RTC Podblast: UNC Say What Edition | Rush The Court

October 03 2013

22:24

Lynx Unleashed Podcast Episode 14: The Evolution of a Coach

Huffduffed from http://www.wnba.com/lynx/news/lynx_unleashed_podcast_2013.html Episode 14 — October 3, 2013 In this week's Lynx Unleashed Podcast, the Lynx Radio Network looks at the evolution of Coach Cheryl Reeve.
22:22

Dishin & Swishin 10/03/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn and Brian Agler break down the WNBA finals

September 26 2013

21:50

Lynx Unleashed Podcast Episode 13: Reviewing Seimone's Crossover

Huffduffed from http://www.wnba.com/lynx/news/lynx_unleashed_podcast_2013.html In this week's Lynx Unleashed Podcast, the Lynx Radio Network brings us back to the crossover of Seimone Augustus.
20:01

Dishin & Swishin 09/26/13 Podcast: Dissecting the conference finals with those that have been there: Katie Smith, DeLisha Milton-Jones, Monique Ambers and Chasity Melvin

September 13 2013

22:47

Dishin & Swishin 9/12/13 Podcast: Disappointed but a lot to be optimistic about for Gary Kloppenburg and Tulsa

16:18

Lynx Unleashed Podcast Episode 10: The Anatomy of a Scouting Report

September 06 2013

03:34

Dishin & Swishin 9/05/13 Podcast: The WNBA Western conference – Maya Moore & the Lynx want the title back & Jayda Evans discusses the West

03:22

Lynx Unleashed Podcast Episode 9: Mechelle Vopel of ESPN breaks down the MVP race and the Lynx Radio Network recaps the Catwalk.

August 19 2013

19:31

ESPN Fantasy Football Draft Special

PodCenter at ESPNRadio.com is your source for the most up to date sports podcasts in the world. Everything from the Fantasy Focus to Bill Simmons to the best of Mike and Mike lives here. http://espn.go.com/espnradio/podcast/index

August 08 2013

19:50

Episode 5 — August 8, 2013 — Rebekkah Brunson: The Rebounding Machine and WNBA President Laurel Richie

19:45

Dishin & Swishin 8/08/13: Armintie Herrington leading Atlanta towards the top of the East, Liz Cambage pushing Tulsa towards the playoffs

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