Though best known for his basketball exploits, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a political and social radical. For example, he refused to join the 1968 US Olympic basketball team and also resisted being drafted into the US military during the Vietnam War. The reasons were his strong opposition to the war and deep concerns about the racial strife and ongoing racism in America. For these stands he caught hell. But as a man of solid convictions, he stood his ground. Although raised Catholic, and originally christened Lew Alcindor, around 1970 he converted to orthodox Islam and changed his name to Kareem...Read More
Author: John Grula
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