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NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at MCC Oct. 15


Posted: August 13, 2019

The McLennan Distinguished Lecture Series at McLennan Community College is pleased to present "Finding Your Inner All-Star with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" at 7 p.m., Oct. 15, in The Highlands gym on the MCC campus. The event is free, but tickets are required.

Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion and the league's only six-time MVP. He has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world, such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today.

Currently, Abdul-Jabbar serves as chair of his Skyhook Foundation. Its mission is to "give kids a shot that can't be blocked" by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities through innovative outdoor environmental learning. A New York Times best-selling author, he has written 14 books, including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me about his lifelong friendship with famed UCLA coach John Wooden. Before leaving office, President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Tickets will be released at midnight, Aug. 30 at https://kareematmclennan.eventbrite.com. Copies of Abdul-Jabbar's books will be available for purchase in the lobby of The Highlands, and a book signing will conclude the lecture.

For more information, contact the MCC Foundation at 299-8606.