Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks to David Remnick About Politics and Mortality

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Nearly thirty years after his retirement, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remains the N.B.A.’s all-time leading scorer. While Abdul-Jabbar has long been politically active (he sat out the 1968 Olympics to protest the discrimination against African-Americans in the United States) it wasn’t until this year that he agreed to speak at a Presidential nominating convention. According to Abdul-Jabbar, no Presidential election in his lifetime has mattered as much as this one. Abdul-Jabbar joins David Remnick in a discussion about the persistence of racism in the United States, the exploitation of college athletes, and whether football can survive the damning research on sports-related concussion.