Kareem Abdul-Jabbar writes a cool blog for the LA Times that reports "the insights of the NBA's all-time leading scorer."
Recently, I was directed to this entry, in which he gives some solid advice to ballers over-40 who want to keep runnin' with the young-uns. In so doing, Abdul-Jabbar touches on issues that have become Setshot staples: lack of respect, diminishing abilities, and increased injury risk, to cite a few. I'd recommend reading his post, which is pretty brief, but if you need further brevity, here's a summary of Kareem's advice:
1. Lift weights.
2. Stay in shape and keep your cardio conditioning up.
3. Specialize more in your play.
By the way, that's a vintage photo of Kareem giving me basketball advice in the 1970s. He was demonstrating a technique called "Kermit Washington style."
Monday, May 19, 2008
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Labels: aging, careers, injuries, NBA, strategies, training, whippersnappers
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I'm into the whole brevity thing, so I appreciate the precis. But doesn't Kareem's list include "Be seven feet tall with at least one totally unguardable shot"?
Doing your best impression of Rudy T?
LMAO@ Kermit Washington Style!!!!
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