Well it’s about time. The leagues all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar finallygot the statue he deserves at long last.
“Having lived my life and had the experiences I’ve had Abdul-Jabbar said, I can understand now what a man like Lou Gehrig means when he considers himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth,”
The 16-foot-tall statue of Abdul-Jabbar joins the bronze likeness of fellow Los Angeles Lakers greats Magic Johnson and Jerry West who already have statues in front of the Staples Center. Let’s hope the next great six-time MVP to score 38,387 points during his career won’t have to wait so long for the same honors.
Lakers center of the future Dwight Howard finally met with Hall of Fame and Lakers center of the past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Monday.
“Just sat down with @kaj33,” Howard tweeted after the meeting. “Man God is so good. Was in tears. What a blessing. This is like a dream come true. Go Lakers.”
Howard also tweeted a photo of them together with the caption, “Me and @kaj33 together. For many years to come.”
Abdul-Jabbar tweeted the same picture of the two centers and wrote, “#Dwight Howard Great meeting you today – Laker Nation is in great hands for years to come. Now lets WIN a championship.”
As far as collaborations go, merging the awesomeness of Kobe Bryant with the awesomeness of Bruce Lee if right up there with Chicken and Waffles or Milk and Cookies. Already available in limited numbers, the Kobe V “Bruce Lee” pays homage to the most famous Kung Fu artist of all time.
The design of the shoe is inspired from the Bruce Lee classic “Game Of Death“, and sports a yellow synthetic base and black bonded overlays, with four red scratch marks along the lateral side of the toe symbolizing Lee’s battle scars in the movie. So it’ll go great with your yellow Bruce Lee jumpsuit Kareem Abdul-Jabbar messed up.
What’s even cooler about this collaboration is the posters created for them where Kobe Bryant re-creates a few of Bruce Lee’s famous poses, like the ‘Game of Death’ poster.
Be sure to check out the posters below, after the jump.
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a rare form of leukemia, but the Lakers legend says his long-term prognosis is very good.Â Abdul-Jabbar, 62, revealed during an interview Monday that he has Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that produces cancerous blood cells.
The disease was diagnosed in December. But Abdul-Jabbar said his condition can be managed by taking oral medication daily, seeing his specialist every other month and getting his blood analyzed regularly. He said he expects to lead a healthy life.
Since I have to catch up with my Top 25 distraction list for 2008, here’s another entry to the mix. Denise Milani, is Miss Bikini World 2007 for good reason which begs the question who was Miss Bikini World 2008? She’s also a big basketball fan, here is a pic I posted earlier with Denise Milani and the great Kareem Abdul Jabbar at a Lakers game.
More Denise Milani below.