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Articles tagged with 'kareem abdul-jabbar'


Favre ceremony is a testament to fan forgiveness

Published July 20, 2015

Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame Saturday. The retired quarterback joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Paul Molitor as players who left Wisconsin under difficult circumstances but later were honored for their contributions.


Abdul-Jabbar shows fierce support for embattled white NAACP official

Published June 15, 2015

The woman who has lived as a black person for years and is the president of the Spokane NAACP has resigned her job after here parents outed her as being white. Former Milwaukee Bucks center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as written a fascinating column for Time Magazine on the issue.


7 candidates for who the Bucks could honor next

Published March 10, 2015

Now that Bob Dandridge's jersey has been retired, attention moves to who should be next to climb into the ring of honor. There are lots of candidates, including some unusual ones.


Bucks to retire Dandridge's number, a move Kareem calls a "no brainer"

Published Feb. 11, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks plan to retire forward Bob Dandridge's No. 10 in a ceremony on March 7 when the Bucks take on the Washington Wizards, a move that the 67-year-old told that he's long thought about, and one former teammate, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, said was a "no brainer."


2014 picks: Jim Owczarski

Published Dec. 17, 2014

Wow. Another year is coming to a close, and 2014 was a fun one. Sports editor Jim Owczarski takes you through his favorites from the past year, including Andre 3000 making Brewers reliever Will Smith very uncomfortable, Jabari Parker's whirlwind first day in Milwaukee and the author's top stories of the year.


Pearl Jam connects with Packers, Bucks

Published Oct. 21, 2014

Pearl Jam returned to Milwaukee after nearly two decades, and it made connections to the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks, dedicating songs to Aaron Rodgers and Bobby Dandridge and sporting jerseys. Members of the current Packers were in attendance, too, and Matt Flynn got the experience of a lifetime.


Bucks will have a uniform change this year

Published July 16, 2014

One of the most anticipated changes Milwaukee Bucks fans hoped for with new owners was some kind of uniform change or alteration. Unfortunately, jerseys for the 2014-15 season were planned long in advance. But, the NBA is doing something unique for the teams that have won championships -- which means there will be a change after all.


The cutting room floor: Notes and quotes from the '74 NBA Finals project

Published June 10, 2014

It ha been 40 years since the Milwaukee Bucks last competed for an NBA Championship, and many involved (including members of the champion Boston Celtics) feel the series may have gone another way had Lucius Allen been healthy. Those thoughts, along with other exclusive insight that didn't make's retrospective on the 1974 NBA Finals.


40 years from glory: Bucks, Celtics remember the 1974 NBA Finals

Published June 5, 2014

As the NBA Finals gets underway, we take a look back at the 1974 championship as the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics engaged in a classic, seven-game series in which the road team won five times and the rosters featured six future Hall of Famers and additional five All-Stars. It was the last championship run for a Bucks franchise that won its only title in 1971, and it was the first title after the Bill Russell era for the Celtics.


Does LeBron belong on the all-time top 10 list?

Published June 3, 2014

Many people claim LeBron James is one of the top 10 to ever play the game. Some people put him in the top five. Which, of course, got me to thinking: who are my top 10 basketball players of all-time and does James make the list?


Carving a Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin sports

Published May 2, 2014

The state of Wisconsin has a rich history spanning many sports, with influential power brokers and all-time great athletes. It got us thinking - who's the best of the best? We tell you who we think belongs on the Mount Rushmore of Wisconsin athletes, baseball in Milwaukee and the most influential figures in state sports history. Do you agree?


Abdul-Jabbar offers clear-headed response to Sterling situation

Published April 29, 2014

This afternoon, new commissioner Adam Silver and the NBA banned Sterling for life and is going to try to force him into selling the team due to his racist rant. The disgust at Sterling has been virtually universal. One of the most eloquent responses to the situation, however, came from basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.