Legendary NBA basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has turned his passion from the court to connecting kids to higher education. NBC4's Kim Baldonado visits Kareem at the much sought-after Camp Skyhook. (Source NBC)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Selected U.S. Global Cultural Ambassador
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"I am excited and honored to serve my country as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State," said Abdul-Jabbar who has focused his efforts after his NBA career on engaging youth through socially-minded projects and education. "I am looking forward to meeting with young people all over the world and discussing ways in which we can strengthen our understanding of one another through education, through sports, and through greater cultural tolerance."