Kareem Visits Milwaukee
May 20, 2011
Bucks great and NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent two event-filled days in Milwaukee last week. On Friday, May 13, Kareem participated in a Bucks tailgate party at Miller Park for a select group of Bucks season ticket holders. He shared his thoughts on today's game, reflected on his time in Milwaukee, the 40th anniversary of the 1971 Championship and shared with fans some insight on his movie making talents.
On Saturday, May 14, Kareem held a special screening for his new movie, On the Shoulders of Giants. The movie documents the early days of professional basketball and tells the story of the best basketball team you've never heard of, a team that broke the color line in the sport of basketball. About the Film | Kareem's website
Saturday night Kareem was the keynote speaker at the Heritage and Hope celebration at the Pfister Hotel. Kareem appeared on behalf of Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin and is dealing with chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare form of cancer.
"My health is great. I'm in total remission," said Kareem. "Without advances in medical research, I would've only had 3-5 years to live. Something else is going to have to get me. I'm going to be around to annoy you guys a little while longer."