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Eye View Sports, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Has Been Named Global Cultural Ambassador Roger Roger

In a move to engage young people worldwide, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a global cultural ambassador.The Hall of Famer and NBA career scoring leader will promote the importance of education, social and racial tolerance, cultural understanding and using sports as a means of empowerment.

His appointment was announced Wednesday by the State Department.

“It’s a great honor and I’m thrilled that they see me as the person that could get this done,” he said in a phone interview.

Abdul-Jabbar added that he has always enjoyed engaging with young people.

“I’m sorry son, but you must have me confused with someone else. My name is Roger Murdock. I’m the Cultural Ambassador­.”

 

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