Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, ʺCoach Wooden and Meʺ in conversation with Richard Roeper presented by COUNTRY Financial

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Lew Alcindor left New York City in 1965 to play basketball at UCLA for Coach John Wooden. Half a decade later, with a name long since changed to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he held his 99-year-old coach’s hand before he died. In his new book, “Coach Wooden ad Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court,” Abdul-Jabbar recounts the evolution of his relationship with the legendary coach. This special friendship transcended basketball and extended to the life lessons Wooden outlined in his famous “Pyramid for Success,” which Abdul-Jabbar will discuss with Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times film critic and a regular on WGN radio.

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Jones College Prep/7th Floor/Gymnasium

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a 6x NBA champion. As a NY Times best-selling author who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist and nationally recognized speaker where he shares his thoughts on the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation.

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Richard Roeper

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Richard Roeper (Interviewer)

Richard Roeper is the nationally syndicated movie critic of the Chicago Sun-Times. Roeper has written 4,000 columns and nine books. He was the co-host of "Ebert & Roeper." Roeper is the co-host of "Good Day Chicago" on Fox Chicago and is a regular on WGN radio.

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Bruce Dold

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Bruce Dold (Introducer)

Bruce Dold is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Tribune. He has served at the Tribune as a reporter, columnist and editorial page editor, and won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.

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