Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is well known as one of the best centers in NBA history. But it seems like more and more these days he’s in the news because of quotes. Kareem has given his thoughts on things such as the NBA’s Mount Rushmore and the Donald Sterling fiasco. His opinions were unique and certainly got people talking.
He’s at it again via an interview with thewire.com, but in a much more light-hearted way. Abdul-Jabbar talked with the website about his free time, which he apparently devotes to writing and viewing:
“Once I’m done with my fiction writing, I grab that day’s New York Times and read the entire edition looking for my name. If I don’t see it, I send an angry email demanding that they fire the editor.”
The former NBA big man is currently in the process of writing a fiction novel, and says he also reads publications like: Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly and Time.
The real gem quote came when he talked about social media:
“I have nothing philosophically against social media, but my schedule is so busy every day that I don’t have time for it. I would love to tweet more and I’m dying to know whether Miley Cyrus uses paper or plastic for her groceries, but some things I’ve learned to live without. That doesn’t mean I won’t change. Especially if Harrison Ford tweets his frittata recipe.”
Overall these quotes are hilarious. They show that Kareem is just trying to have fun and enjoy his retirement, all while possibly becoming a fiction author. There are certainly worse ways to spend your golden years.