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Being Alone, Children, and Fresh: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To" @balleralert Read more: www.balleralert.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Being Alone, Children, and Fresh: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan
 Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter
 Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a
 Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To"
 @balleralert
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your Afr...

Club, Dirk Nowitzki, and Drake: LeBron James Becomes The Youngest Player To Reach 30,000 Career Points @balleralert Pe HIS REAM SPIREDTHEWORLD LeBron James Becomes The Youngest Player To Reach 30,000 Career Points - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, LeBronJames reached another NBA milestone in his historic 15th season. The Akron-bred athlete hit his 30,000 point against the San Antonio Spurs, joining an elite club of NBA greats, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Dirk Nowitzki. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just ahead of the game, only 7 points from the major feat, James took to Instagram to congratulate himself on the “accomplishment-achievement tonight that you’ll reach!” Hours later, just before the end of the first quarter, James hit a jump shot to become the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, in true Bron fashion, he one-upped himself by setting two historical records with the same shot. According to the NBA, James also became the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points, 7,000 assists, and 7,000 rebounds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James’ accomplishment was acknowledged by the Spurs’ home crowd, who congratulated the King with a standing ovation. The superstar’s family and friends shared their thoughts on social media, while several celebrities gave their remarks via a video message. Fellow superstars from the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and Kevin Hart congratulated the greatest player in the world on the milestone, while the NBA Commissioner congratulated Bron in a separate statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Congratulations to LeBron on reaching 30,000 points - yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that continues to inspire,” Adam Silver said.
Club, Dirk Nowitzki, and Drake: LeBron James Becomes The Youngest
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LeBron James Becomes The Youngest Player To Reach 30,000 Career Points - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, LeBronJames reached another NBA milestone in his historic 15th season. The Akron-bred athlete hit his 30,000 point against the San Antonio Spurs, joining an elite club of NBA greats, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Dirk Nowitzki. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just ahead of the game, only 7 points from the major feat, James took to Instagram to congratulate himself on the “accomplishment-achievement tonight that you’ll reach!” Hours later, just before the end of the first quarter, James hit a jump shot to become the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, in true Bron fashion, he one-upped himself by setting two historical records with the same shot. According to the NBA, James also became the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points, 7,000 assists, and 7,000 rebounds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ James’ accomplishment was acknowledged by the Spurs’ home crowd, who congratulated the King with a standing ovation. The superstar’s family and friends shared their thoughts on social media, while several celebrities gave their remarks via a video message. Fellow superstars from the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and Kevin Hart congratulated the greatest player in the world on the milestone, while the NBA Commissioner congratulated Bron in a separate statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Congratulations to LeBron on reaching 30,000 points - yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that continues to inspire,” Adam Silver said.

LeBron James Becomes The Youngest Player To Reach 30,000 Career Points - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Tuesday, LeBronJames reache...

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Tim Duncan joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish as the only 3 players with 1000 regular season wins

Tim Duncan joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish as the only 3 players with 1000 regular season wins

Dirk Nowitzki, Shooters, and Sports: E HOP SUALS KI FICIA Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Dirk Nowitzki: "No way that he is better than Larry Bird. He's a volume shooter, he's a streak shooter." 😱😱😱
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Dirk Nowitzki: "No way that he is better than Larry Bird. He's a volume shooter, he's a streak shooter." 😱😱😱

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Dirk Nowitzki: "No way that he is better than Larry Bird. He's a volume shooter, he's a streak shooter." 😱😱😱