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Articles tagged with 'kareem abdul-jabbar'


From Bucks to Longhorns: Steve Patterson's memorable journey

Published March 22, 2014

Steve Patterson grew up answering phones for a fledgling NBA franchise called the Milwaukee Bucks, of which is father, Ray, was a part owner. He watched his dad help build the only NBA champion in city history before moving south and then embarking on his own career in professional sports. This weekend, he returns for basketball and a stop at Mader's as the new athletics director at the University of Texas.


Immortality awaits, but for whom?

Published Aug. 29, 2012

This week, two Milwaukee sports icons are in the news for the highest honor one can have bestowed upon them.


Milwaukee Talks: Former Bucks GM Wayne Embry

Published Aug. 24, 2012

Wayne Embry, who was in town recently to receive the Legends Award at the Fellowship Open golf tournament, talked with about building a champion in Milwaukee, trading for Oscar Robertson, trading away Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and what it means to be a pioneer in professional sports.


Kareem: The reluctant Milwaukeean

Published April 20, 2012

Through it all, and surprisingly to some, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who turned 65 earlier this week, views his time in Milwaukee as a blessing. The legend's career here may have concluded more than a generation ago, but his memories of our city are indeed fond.


The glue that held Milwaukee's last championship together

Published Feb. 29, 2012

While Lew Alcindor was certainly the superstar he was advertised to be coming out of UCLA, the glue to the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks was Oscar Robertson, who would have never come here had it not been for an ugly, bitter divorce with his previous team, the Cincinnati Royals.


Abdul-Jabbar's film hits home in Milwaukee

Published May 19, 2011

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar helped deliver Milwaukee a world championship in 1971 as a member of the Bucks. Yet, his current project may very well be more important to the city.


Forty years ago, the Bucks were the best in the basketball world

Published April 30, 2011

It was 40 years ago tonight, in the old Baltimore Arena, that the Milwaukee Bucks, just three years removed from their expansion season, sat atop the basketball universe. The Bucks, led by future Hall of Famers Oscar Robertson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar (still Lew Alcindor at that point), polished off a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Bullets to clinch what is still the only National Basketball Association Championship in franchise history.


Rounding out the roster on the "all-interview" team

Published April 15, 2008

A recent conversation featuring Marquette point guard Dominic James impressed author Dave Begel, who used it as a spring board to name some of his favorite and least favorite interviews.