Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

I stepped away from the composition I’m working on to spend some time with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday. He interviewed me for his upcoming documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants”, which will be out in November.
After the interview, Kareem and I shot around. The skyhook was still there, and I showcased my jumpshot. Kareem said my form looked good.
What more could a kid from Kenner, LA ask for…

Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball
Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

Wynton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talk and play basketball

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  1. having had the opportunity to meet you and K twice now – at the hollywood bowl and royce hall, i look up to you both (well – a bit more UP to Kareem – lol) your dedication to art, music, history, mankind…. all beautiful!

    color me fortunate to step into that circle occasionally



    sleeper on Oct 12th, 2009 at 7:00pm

  2. Wynton,
    What Kareem is to basketball you are to jazz. You are both giants in your respective field of expertise. I was hoping to meet you at the Monterey Jass Festival. My grandparents, the Soniats, lived next door to your grandfather on Shewsbury Road in New Orleans. My uncle Marvin went to school with your father in Snowhill Alabama. My band instructor in high school was Ernest Chachere and I was in the saxophone section with Earl Turbinton. I feel that we are somewhat conected. Your performance at the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival was tremendous. Keep on allowing the band to play the hard bop compositions from the 50’s and 60’s.
    I pray that you are able to keep on doing what you are doing for the ‘music’.


    Byron Snearl on Oct 10th, 2009 at 11:57pm


    ken mask on Aug 31st, 2009 at 10:06am

  4. Hello, I’d like to find the video of you playing Jungle Blues from yur old web site. Will you help me?

    Tony Session on Aug 25th, 2009 at 11:45am

  5. Wynton, Peace and Progress! Obviously, sounding like a love-struck schoolgirl, I smiled when I saw pics of two talented brothers engaging in a meeting place that involved intellect, movement, and laughs. Thanks!

    tonya thames taylor on Aug 24th, 2009 at 4:04pm

  6. I glad and proud to see the Captain still holding things up with grace and passion. Janice Brown was my first girlfriend and I was born 4=21=47, and I’ve been a basketball coach for 42 years. Keep up the good work Cap. Your brother Michael.

    Coach Spaulding on Aug 23rd, 2009 at 11:27pm

  7. Wynton 0 Wynton,
    forget the trpt.
    lose some of that fat you are
    cultivating and I’ll hook you
    up with the Lakers or the Rockets
    Kiss my butt son you can shoot that basketball,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    your friend Greg
    I’m looking you up next month in California.
    Either Billy or the ever stylish David Robinson
    will help me.

    Greg on Aug 21st, 2009 at 2:14pm

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