Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was in Dallas Yesterday For STEM Conference

Yeah, that’s the Segway guy.

Most of the time, I think of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a legendary basketball player-turned-curmudgeon. But he was in town yesterday for another purpose, to speak at STEM Solutions 2012, a conference focusing on educating kids in science, technology, engineering, and math. Luckily, I happened to have a family member in attendance. His discussion with Dean Kamen, the perpetually denim-clad inventor of the Segway PT, centered around how important it is to inspire youths to become interested in these fields from an early age.

Kareem’s always been a supporter of education, but has ramped it up in the past few years, becoming a U.S. cultural ambassador and wrote a book on the history of African-American inventors. Pretty respectable gig for a retired athlete, but that’s par for the course for Kareem.

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2 responses to “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was in Dallas Yesterday For STEM Conference

  1. DUDE, ARE YOU GAY FOR KAREEM? seriously, write about something more interesting, like boobies.

  2. dude travis, suck my balls for not accepting my comments.

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