Inventing the Bloghook
February 16, 2008 6:32 AM   Subscribe

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Basketball player. Actor. Author. Muslim. We all know he's a versatile. What else can he do? He can blog. Kareem is blogging for the LA Times, covering everything from Black history to how to shoot a skyhook. How did Kareem end up blogging for a newspaper? He just asked.
posted by puckupdate (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Joey: I think you're the greatest, but my dad says you don't work hard enough on defense. And he says that lots of times, you don't even run down court. And that you don't really try... except during the playoffs.

Roger Murdock: The hell I don't. LISTEN KID. I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
posted by psmealey at 6:42 AM on February 16, 2008 [5 favorites]

You think if I just ask, he'll start capitalizing some letters?
posted by waraw at 7:02 AM on February 16, 2008

Thanks, puckupdate, I didn't know about this.
posted by ibmcginty at 8:22 AM on February 16, 2008

A documentarian twice over!
posted by absalom at 8:54 AM on February 16, 2008

Good thing his dad doesn't work there too..
posted by davey_darling at 9:01 AM on February 16, 2008

Kareem is awesome. Never mind the three-peat; he's been an intelligent, articulate, wise and positive voice for as long as I can remember. I guess it's no surprise that his blog should be awesome too. Thanks for posting this.
posted by ikkyu2 at 10:04 AM on February 16, 2008

He was also a pupil of Bruce Lee. hilarity ensues when they fight each other.
posted by Gungho at 10:08 AM on February 16, 2008

Many years ago, Pixie Anne Wheatley, a ditzy comedy reporter in the vein of Ali G, was interviewing Andrew Gaze of Australian and Seton Hall basketball fame.

In one of her questions to Gaze she referred to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Abdul Poobah Kareemy Pants.

Priceless. It still cracks me up to this day.

small things...
posted by uncanny hengeman at 12:04 PM on February 16, 2008

And master of the skyhook.
posted by three blind mice at 1:24 PM on February 16, 2008

I'm sorry, son, but you must have him confused with someone else. His name's Roger Murdock, and he's the co-pilot.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 1:25 PM on February 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

++ Kareem.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:34 PM on February 16, 2008

You think if I just ask, he'll start capitalizing some letters?

I think that's Tony Tsarfan Pierce who wrote without the caps, not Kareem.
posted by MegoSteve at 4:15 PM on February 16, 2008

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