Greatest Inbounder, Dumbest Guy, And Other Unsung Heroes Of Showtime

My interview with Jeff Pearlman, author of Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, which was recently excerpted on Deadspin. We spoke about Pearlman's complicated portrait of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the "historically dumb" Mark Landsberger, why Kurt Rambis was the greatest… »3/21/14 10:29am3/21/14 10:29am


LeBron's Fourth MVP Is Pushing Him Into Ludicrous Territory

Reports are swarming that LeBron James will be named the NBA’s MVP for the fourth time in the past five seasons. Somehow this makes Derrick Rose’s 2011 MVP — the only blemish in that stretch for LeBron — seem all the more impressive, if all the more anomalous. Only four other players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill… »5/04/13 4:50pm5/04/13 4:50pm

Here's Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wearing A Darth Vader Mask And Posing With Katherine Webb

If we wanted to, we could probably track down information that would add context to this photo. But we aren't going to do that, because context does not matter in this case. All that matters is that this photo exists and that it makes us laugh, as do all photos of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar posing with shorter women. »2/18/13 5:15pm2/18/13 5:15pm

After Whining About It, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Will Get A Statue At The Staples Center

Last year, the Lakers unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Jerry West outside the Staples Center, joining other L.A. sports luminaries Magic Johnson, Chick Hearn, Wayne Gretzky, and Oscar De La Hoya. But one Lakers legend was nonplussed. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asked the Sporting News, as politely as he could, where's »8/27/12 6:35pm8/27/12 6:35pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Can Fit Inside A Bonnaroo Port-A-Potty

We have photographic evidence, courtesy of tipster Alex, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended Bonnaroo this year — a fact some of you may have already known, depending on your hipness — and that he is both willing and able to use the common-folk Port-a-Potties at the annual four-day acid trip for our nation's young trust… »6/27/11 6:35pm6/27/11 6:35pm