Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Author (Read by)

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ISBN-13: 9781478914754
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,244,802
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for the Washington Post and TIME, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times bestselling author, he offers his perspectives on how we can work together to solve some of these issues as a nationally recognized speaker who regularly appears on the lecture circuit. His book, Writings on the Wall was just released in Fall 2016 by Time Books and offers his personal perspectives on political issues facing America today.


In 2012, Kareem was appointed to be the U.S. Cultural Ambassador by then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Currently he serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation whose mission is to "Give Kids a Shot That Can't be Blocked" by bringing educational opportunities to under-served communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. Kareem's most recent projects include the HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, which debuted in early November 2015 as HBO's most watched and highest rated sports documentary. His debut novel Mycroft Holmes-a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes's savvy older brother-was released by Titan Publishing in September 2015. Following the success of his novel, the comic, Mycroft Holmes & the Apocalypse Handbook was developed into a series of 5 comic books.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Why It Took Fifty Years to Write This Book 1

1 When Worlds Collide: Midwestern Hick Meets Harlem Hoopster 11

2 The Game Is Afoot: It's Never about Winning and Other Courtside Lessons 67

3 Color Bind: The Unbearable Darkness of Being Black 121

4 What Would Wooden Do: Religion, Politics, and Keeping the Faith 165

5 We've Got Trouble, Right Here in Pauley Pavilion: Getting Lost on Wooden Way 203

6 "Time Can Bend Your Knees": The Hours of Friendship in the Days of Grief 245

7 Our Long Day's Journey into Night 275

Acknowledgments 305

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Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kareem really brought to life the deep and personal relationship he had with Coach Wooden.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Tremendous book! It made me admire Kareem & Wooden for being more than just sportsmen.