Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's MVP six times over during the 20 seasons he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of six championship teams and was named an All-Star a record 19 times.
After he retired from his playing career, Abdul-Jabbar has become a successful author, with books on African-American history and graphic novels to his credit. His latest work, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White, was published in August.
Abdul-Jabbar has become one of the most influential black thinkers in America. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and Time Magazine.
Abdul-Jabbar is also chairman of the Skyhook Foundation – named for his signature hook shot – whose mission is to bring educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math to low-income communities using outdoor and environmental education.
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