Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, athlete, activist and actor, was born 75 years ago today, on 16-April-1947. I vaguely remember watching basketball games on television with my dad and hearing the name Lew Alcindor. I had never heard the name "Alcindor" and wondered where it came from. I remember watching him when he played for the Bucks and the Lakers. He studied Jeet Kune Do with Bruce Lee. I remember when he converted to Islam. It was not as controversial as Muhammad Ali.
I loved the way he played the co-pilot in the Zucker Brothers' Airplane!.