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The Kareem Kronicles: How I (Almost) (Sky)Hooked Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Late this past spring, I read On the Shoulders of Giants, a book by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about the Harlem Renaissance, its music, and the effect of both on Kareem's development as a person. I already knew about his lifelong love of jazz and his wide-ranging education and passions, and he seemed like the perfect guest for The Jazz Session... if I could book him. Little did I know that the process of not booking him would stretch out from the end of one NBA season to the beginning of the next, leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth and one basketball legend short of a show.

Read more about how AAJ contributor and The Jazz Session host Jason Crane almost booked Kareem on his show.

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