From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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A biography of the star basketball player who converted to the religion of Islam.

StatementJames Haskins.
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LC ClassificationsGV884.A24 H37 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
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Open LibraryOL4714803M
ISBN 10068841821X, 0688518214
LC Control Number78001016

The first memoir for young readers by sports legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming.

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Skip to content. Store; Writing; News. Autographed Abdul-Jabbar Photograph - Lew Alcindor Framed 8x10 Magazine Page Both Ways Beckett BAS #A - Beckett Authentication $1, $ 1, 84 FREE Shipping. Lew Alcindor. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.

on Apin New York City. The only son of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr., a New York City policeman, and his wife. From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A biography of the star basketball player who con /5.

After converting to Islam inhe changed his name from Lew Alcindor Jr. to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In Arabic, his name means a noble and powerful servant of : CNN Editorial Research.

Lew Alcindor, raised Catholic, converted to Islam inthe same year he declined to participate in the Olympic Games. He publicly changed his name to. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, also called (until ) Lew Alcindor, byname of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., (born ApNew York, New York, U.S.), American collegiate and professional basketball player who, as a 7-foot 2-inch- (metre-) tall centre, dominated the game throughout the s and early ’80s.

Alcindor played for Power Memorial Academy on the.

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Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld This autobiography by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tells the story of his childhood and youth and the gradual conversion secretively then openly to Islam.

He wrote this book for youth according to the Forward. However, after my reading of it, I would [ ]Author: M Sasala. Read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's book, "Coach Wooden and Me: Our Year Friendship On and Off the Court," to learn more.

This segment aired on Related:Author: Bill Littlefield. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's life was packed with "coaches" who taught him right from wrong.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.likes 1, talking about this. Official Facebook Page of Kareem Abdul-JabbarFollowers: M. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. on Ap ) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant was known as Lew Alcindor before changing his name in the fall ofseveral years after converting to is considered one of the greatest players of all time.

He has also had numerous television and Born: Ap (age 72), New York City, New York. The NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is also a devoted book lover. To mark his debut novel, Mycroft Holmes, he sat down with us to share his favorite books.

InLew Alcindor — the future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — with his UCLA coach, John Wooden. (Associated Press) Their relationship evolved over nearly half a century. After converting to Islam inhe changed his name from Lew Alcindor Jr.

to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In Arabic, his name means a noble and powerful servant of Allah. Wearing num the seven-foot-two-inch center was selected to 19 NBA All-Star games during 20 seasons in the pros, five times with the Milwaukee Bucks and 14 times with the Los.

Get this from a library. From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul Jabbar. [James Haskins] -- A biography of the star basketball player who converted to the religion of Islam. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by Sports Illustrated and Time magazine as history's greatest basketball player (he is the NBA's all-time leading scorer).

The author of several New York Times bestsellers, Kareem's previous books include Giant Steps, Kareem, Black Profiles in Courage, A Season on the Reservation, and Brothers in Arms. Since his retirement as a player in the. Yamiche Alcindor is a prominent Haitian-American reporter for The New York Times as well as a frequent contributor to NBC News and well-researched regaling of major political news events has been featured on various news outlets, probably because she has the ability to straddle a fine line between telling it like it is while still remaining : Amanda Cabral.

KAREEM is a diary that the great Los Angeles Laker center, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, kept through his final season. He records the results of the games and. Most of us know the name, the legend- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. We know his legacy in basketball and all he has done for his African American and Islamic communities and his country.

We know his height; his athletic stats; his former name- Lew Alcindor. We think we know Kareem. But we don’t know Kareem. We don’t know the man Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Self-definition is a central theme of Abdul-Jabbar's latest project, a memoir for kids called Becoming book recounts his journey.

Throughout his legendary career, former Los Angeles Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a social and political activist. The six-time champion and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer over his. Eager for any advice on how to succeed in the classroom and the court at the college level, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then a UCLA freshman known as Lew Alcindor, had already established a bond with then.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a huge Holmesian'2" tall, basketball's all-time leading scorer, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (our nations highest civilian honor) which was awarded from President Obama. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became the greatest scorer in the history of professional basketball by perfecting a game based on finesse, agility and phenomenal shot-making technique rather than brute force or physical bulk.

Since his retirement 18 years ago, he's become a fine historian and narrative writer, delivering valuable works on subjects ranging from overlooked.

3 Lew Alcindor with Jack Olsen, “My Story”, Sports Illustrated, 27 Oct. 90–95; Frank Deford, “Lewie Is a Minority of One,” Sports Illustrated, 5 Dec.40–41; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Raymond Obstfeld, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Personal Journey through the Harlem Renaissance (New York: Simon and Schuster, ), 51–55; Kareem Abdul Author: Aram Goudsouzian.

Read Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new book, "Coach Wooden and Me: Our Year Friendship On and Off the Court," to learn more.

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This segment aired on Related:Author: Bill Littlefield. I greatly admire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a historian and public intellectual, so I found this book enlightening, inspiring and even charming. However, it fails mightily in terms of its narration.

Since this book functions in part as a memoir, I would love. InLew Alcindor (to become known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) was thought to be the greatest high school basketball player in history. He led Power Memorial Academy, a Catholic high school in.

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Get this from a library! From Lew Alcindor to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [James Haskins; Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard Co.,] -- A biography of the star basketball player who converted to. Three titles were won while Abdul-Jabbar, then called Lew Alcindor, was the Bruins' star center.

Abdul-Jabbar, who went on to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer, remained close to Wooden.Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. on Ap ) was successful at every level of basketball in which he played, guiding his high school team to a record, including a game winning streak, leading the UCLA Bruins to three consecutive NCAA National Championships () and piloting his Milwaukee Bucks () and Los Angeles Lakers .