Oops, Double Jeopardy For Kareem Abdul Jabbar

One would think that Kareem Abdul Jabbar answering a “Jeopardy” question about himself would be, excuse the expression, a slam dunk. Well, um … . Abdul-Jabbar was on Thursday’s episode of “Jeopardy,” where a full category was dedicated to his alma mater, UCLA. Kind of unfair to fellow contestants Soledad and Michael there, but OK.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Jeopardy

And to make matters even more interesting, Kareem’s first question also involved the movie “Airplane!”, in which he played prickly co-pilot Roger Murdock. Surely he couldn’t get this one wrong.

He could. And please don’t call me Shirley.

Video following the jump. Read more…

Half of Richest African-Americans Linked to Sport

A recent FORBES ranking shows that despite the real and perceived advances in the last generation, 10 of the 20 wealthiest African-Americans have a strong relationship to sports, either as a player or an owner.  Oprah Winfrey, as expected, leads the list by a long shot, garnering $2.7 billion through shrewd investment and media moguling.

David Lettermam Oprah Winfrey Super Bowl

(”I could buy and sell you with my Dr. Phil profits alone”)

However, Tiger Woods follows at $600 million and growing.  From there, Robert Johnson (Charlotte Bobcats owner) and Michael Jordan (Bobcats president) lead a procession that implies the best way to become a wealthy black man is still to hit the gym or own one.

Read more…

Stabler Can’t Slither Out of DUI; Peter Plows Plenty

Jerry Buss would have come to Boston, but he had a really good hand.

Kenny Stabler tried to slither his way out of a DUI arrest.

Ken Stabler then and now

(The Snake - then & now)

Jason Peter is too much man for one Manhattan brothel.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has trouble getting into the Garden.

Michael Strahan says he’s sailing off into the sunset. Sure he is.

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter gallops off to the Olympics.

Read more…

Kareem Locked Out Of Garden For Finals Game 1?

Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in Boston for Game 1 of the NBA Finals to work the game as an analyst for COMCAST SPORTS NET’s regional New England broadcast.

Kareem Adbul-Jabbar SbB girl Denise

(If Kareem had SbB Girl Denise with him, think he’d have been stonewalled?)

There was just one problem: he couldn’t get into the arena. Read more…

Mike & Mike Get In A Lather For Soap Opera Scene

Mike Golic & Mike Greenberg bust their acting chops in “Guiding Light“:

Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic on Guiding Light

Wonder if they’ll bring Dana Jacobson along to the Daytime Emmys?

A-Rod is pumped at the thought of his daughters marrying Andy Pettitte.

Knicks teammates Zach Randolph & Nate Robinson exchange words - then some water & towels.

The Big Cactus needles Kareem & Wilt The Stilt about a lack of respect.

Read more…

Shaq Asks Of Kareem & Wilt: Where’s The Love?

It’s going to be fun Wednesday night, when Shaq’s first game under the Suns will be a showdown against his old teammates from Tinseltown. And the Big Cactus had some prickly words for a couple of Lakers greats.

The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that O’Neal had nothing but kind comments for the current edition of the Lake Show on Tuesday - calling Kobe Bryantthe best player in the league” and flattering Phil Jackson a “jokester.” So, who did he go after?

Shaquille O'Neal Kareem Abdul Jabbar Wilt Chamberlain

Would you believe Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain? Read more…

Blog-A-Roni: Zach Thomas Does The Soulja Boy

• How does a Dolphin deal with a 0-10 season? YOU BEEN BLINDED learns that Zach Thomas tries to dance his blues away with the Soulja Boy:

• Speaking of gettin’ down, DISCO TECH dances with joy over the Red Raiders’ ambush of the Sooner Schooner.• THE WIZARD OF ODDS talks mad money, as college football’s highest-paid coach just lost to the lowest-paid one.

• PART MULE checks their watch, as it takes only 38 years for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to enter the college basketball hall of fame:

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Airplane!

• The NEW YORK POST scores it 30-love, as tennis queen Serena Williams is seen settling for a Common-er.• The BOSTON GLOBE finds workers at Fenway Park taking the Hot Stove League a little too literally.