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KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Photo: Courtesy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Photo: Courtesy Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Event Date
Monday, March 4, 2013
Event Location
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
300 W. Water St.
Jacksonville, FL
Contact
202-2886
Additional Info
7 p.m.

In scratching admitted doper Lance Armstrong from its Florida Forum series, the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital needed a big replacement. With the 7-foot-2-inch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, it couldn't go any bigger. The NBA legend whose signature “skyhook” was nearly unstoppable, Abdul-Jabbar still looms large with cultural significance — he's got 1.3 million Twitter followers. Earlier this month, he blogged for Esquire, writing “Django Unchained” was “a damn fine B movie,” but unworthy of its Best Picture nod. He joked that the Academy overlooked his role in “Airplane!” (1980). 7 p.m. March 4 at the T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. $70-$95; VIP tickets available. 202-2886. thefloridaforum.com

 
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