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Omni Nashville Hotel

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
NBA Hall of Famer
Opening General Session
Monday, February 1
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

7-foot-2 NBA Hall of Fame center, famous for his indefensible skyhook, will speak at the opening general session during MBA's CREF/Multifamily Housing Convention and Expo 2016 in Orlando.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion. He is also one of a handful of influential and respected black men in America who has a national platform as a regular contributing columnist for Time Magazine and The Washington Post, where he shares his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant and politically controversial topics facing our nation today. After 50 years as an athlete, activist, and New York Times best-selling author, he says he wants to offer his perspective on how we can work together to solve some of these issues. 

His current projects are an upcoming HBO documentary film, Minority of One: The Life Story of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be released on November 3, 2015.  His debut novel Mycroft Holmes - a mystery novel and the first of an action/mystery series based on Sherlock Holmes's savvy older brother - debuts on September 22, 2015.