HBO Documentary Reminds Us Why Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was Greatest Of All Time
When people name their greatest NBA player of all time, I'm always surprised that any name but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows up. First of all, this LeBron James "Greatest basketball player on the planet" thing has to stop, unless you add the word "current" in there. Otherwise Abdul-Jabbar gets that distinction hands down.
Need I recite his credits? He's the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points, a title he's held since he retired 26 years ago. He's a six-time NBA MVP. Six NBA championship rings. Three straight national titles with UCLA.
And nothing represents Abdul-Jabbar better than his skyhook, the impossible-to-defend offensive move that he developed in high school when they banned the slam dunk.
Past and present NBA players discuss the mechanics and legacy of the skyhook in the HBO Sports documentary Kareem: Minority of One, The Skyhook, which debuts this coming Tuesday, Nov. 3 (10 p.m. ET, 11:30 p.m. PT). In association with Mandalay Sports Media, Iconomy® Multi-Media & Entertainment, the documentary traces the career of Abdul-Jabbar, who had possibly the greatest impact on the game in the past 50 years.
Other HBO playdates:
Nov. 3 (3:15 a.m.), Nov. 7 (9:15 a.m.), Nov. 11 (2:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), Nov. 17 (10:00 a.m., 4:45 p.m.), Nov. 21 (1:00 p.m.), Nov. 23 (12:15 a.m.) and Nov. 26 (8:30 a.m., 5:00 a.m.).
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 5 (11:50 a.m., 10:30 p.m.), Nov. 9 (4:00 p.m.), Nov. 14 (2:00 p.m., 5:00 a.m.), Nov. 22 (8:15 a.m.) and Nov. 30 (1:45 p.m.).
Also be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
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