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Random House, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 233 pages
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The greatest basketball player in history tells the dramatic story of his final seasons in the game. A revealing self-portrait by one of the most intriguing sports heroes. Photographs.

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The theme of this book was about his life and how he grew up as a cotholic and going to catholic schools, and also during seasons, and games. Kareem talks about when he went back through his old neighborhood and saw the diffrences from when he was a kid, and how it is now that he is a grown man. I like how Kareem identified certain places that he spent most of his time at and told what he did there. I also like how there is entrys about games he played and entrys during his season. I dont like how he dosent really talk about if he liked being on the lakers or if he preffered to play for another team. I recommend to also read Michael Jordans's Biography. Michael's book and Kareem's book are very similar. If you liked Kareem , then youll love Jordan's book. 

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This was a combination of a season diary and a biography. It was interesting hearing about Kareem's childhood as a catholic and his high school and college basketball stories. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is recognized by "Sports Illustrated" and "Time" magazine as history's greatest basketball player (he is the NBA's all-time leading scorer). The author of several "New York Times" bestsellers, Kareem's previous books include "Giant Steps, Kareem, Black Profiles in Courage, A Season on the Reservation, " and "Brothers in Arms." Since his retirement as a player in the NBA, Kareem has worked as a special assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and acted as a volunteer coach for children on the White Mountain Apache reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. "On the Shoulders of Giants" is currently in production as a documentary film.