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NBA returns to business tomorrow following its all star festivities are over the weekend what -- the first half of the lockout shortened season have been like if it were not for Jeremy lamb.
Well here to talk about this.
Whether he has the case of -- sanity.
One of the greatest basketball players ever we -- and Kareem Abdul Jabbar also the author of a brand new book.
What color is my world the loss history of African American inventors it is a terrific -- we're young people.
And I have to tell you I learned a few things in here.
As one is supposed to do with any -- but it's it's great to have you with -- we're in good to good everybody on the show.
Let -- Revere thank you were talking about the -- First.
And that is the title what color is my world.
Where did you get the title book what it what is it's it's meaning to you.
Well for me it was important to.
Let young young people know especially young kids.
Four minority communities.
Give them idea of what has stressed partners in terms of -- their community has given to American culture and world culture.
So many kids in let's say if you go to the Southside of Chicago or to Bedford Stuyvesant there -- New York.
You talk to it through a young man he wants to be.
-- brawn James.
Or Jay-Z and they have no idea of the possibilities.
In subjects that they don't -- themselves that succeeding and so we don't science technology.
You know that this does this stem subjects very -- they're very important and young people need to know that they can succeed there they don't -- necessarily limit themselves to sports.
Justice is a couple of examples.
-- that -- I suppose is the name.
-- 1866 to 1920.
Embedding that and they ice cream.
Which is important to me you know guarantee -- doctor Charles drew.
The blood bank.
Daniel hale Williams.
Open heart surgery as a matter of fact I did you know one of the other things I learned here is in the case of doctor Williams.
I didn't realize you're doing open heart surgery that early.
Setting the foundation for open heart surgery.
Oh my goodness at the end of the -- The nineteenth century I mean that's not.
-- is a lot of things that we we take for granted.
That are so important to our culture and world culture started here in America and in many cases.
The originators were black Americans.
And you know what in my world.
The united I think that's terrific and I learned something.
You doing that.
In my world all right I'm I'm one of those guys I'm just not too partial to taller.
In folks focusing on different.
To be just real honest -- I'd like this spent a lot of time focusing on what we share common.
I'd like to see that sooner rather than later but I understand I understand the world as it is let's talk about just real quickly -- got a minute -- -- -- And again congratulations on the.
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