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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (pictured left), Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time - except, apparently, on the latest ESPN NBA Player Rankings. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘When Kobe Does Come Back, It’s Going To Be A Different Kobe’

The Los Angeles Lakers open the 2013-14 NBA season at home against their crosstown rivals, the Clippers, on Oct. 29. It’s unclear whether Kobe Bryant, who ruptured his Achilles tendon in April, will be available to play, but even if he is, the Lakers figure to be in for a dogfight – not just that night, but the entire season.

10/03/2013

Actor Robert Hayes (seen at left with "Airplane!" co-star Peter Graves) is among the cast and crew members that will reunite for a series of Wisconsin tourism ads.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

‘Airplane!’ Filmmakers, Cast Members Reunite For Tourism Ads

Surely this is one reunion you won’t want to miss.

09/19/2013

Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the defense of Jared Dudley #3 of the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on November 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Lakers Rack 114 Points On Suns To Improve Record To 4-5

Kobe Bryant scored 31 points to help the Lakers defeat the Phoenix Suns 114-102 and improve their record to 4-5.

11/16/2012

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Immortalized With Bronze Statue In Front Of Staples

A statue honoring legendary Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was unveiled Friday afternoon in front of hundreds at STAPLES center.

11/16/2012

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Lakers To Honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar With New Statue At STAPLES

A statue honoring legendary Los Angeles Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiled Friday afternoon at STAPLES Center.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/13/2012

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Lakers Will Unveil Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Statue; Retire Shaq’s Jersey On April 2nd

The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and retire the jerseys of Shaquille O’Neal and Jamaal Wilkes during the upcoming season.

08/30/2012

Kareem Abdul Jabbar during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon. (credit: Getty Images)

Abdul-Jabbar Honors School Essay Contest Winners

Ex-NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has come to Detroit to help honor winners of the Ford Freedom Award student essay contest.

05/17/2012

Kareem Abdul Jabbar during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon. (credit: Getty Images)

Kareem Offended Lakers Haven’t Honored Him With Statue At Staples

CBSsports.com Royce Young(Eye On Basketball) LOS ANGELES – I was in Los Angeles for Jerry West’s statue unveiling and it was quite the scene. A ton of former legends all gathered into a spot to […]

05/18/2011

Kareem Abdul Jabbar during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon. (credit: Getty Images)

Abdul-Jabbar’s Cancer At A ‘Minimum’

A few days after putting a comment on his Twitter account that he was cancer free, legendary basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said Thursday that it was a “misstatement.”

02/10/2011

Kareem Abdul Jabbar during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon. (credit: Getty Images)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tweets He’s Now Cancer Free

Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he’s now 100 percent cancer free.

02/04/2011

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Kareem Stands Up To Cancer

LOS ANGELES (CBS2/KCAL9) – Former Los Angeles Laker and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is throwing his support behind the “Stand Up 2 Cancer” telethon. The man affectionately known as “Cap” has a more intimate knowledge […]

CBS Los Angeles–09/09/2010