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NEW YORK (AP) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar smiled as he rattled off the names of his former high school teammates and opponents.
The Hall of Fame center was intently watching video of one of his New York high school championships when he starred for Power Memorial Academy 55 years ago. He was known as Lew Alcindor back then, when he dominated the city before heading to UCLA.
The video was part of a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York that chronicles some of New York’s greatest basketball players and moments - City/Game.
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“I will always enjoy those memories,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I remember I was still in grade school when I started to go to NBA games at Madison Square Garden and that had an effect on me.”
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Check out The City Game exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. It’s interesting and thought provoking. Bask… https://t.co/p6bqr4SrDR
So for the last year I’ve had the privilege to be apart of this project. The City / Game exhibit shares the many st… https://t.co/h0egsKTjL1
Another All Star Weekend in the books. Chicago... you didn’t disappoint! What a great city rich with basketball tr… https://t.co/RTYg3T119c
@VinceGoodwill This is just based on the city’s rich basketball history alone.
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