The Washington Post recently wrote an article on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a basketball player who still holds the record for scoring the most points in the NBA after being retiring since 1989. Yes, that’s right, higher than LeBron and Kobe. Then why would he know anything about this Jewish First-Lady of radio and television?
During his time at University of California- Los Angeles, he played basketball and got a degree in History, all while practicing martial arts under Bruce Lee. After retiring from the Los Angeles Lakers, the shy 7-foot-2 intellectual became an assistant coach for the Lakers. Eventually he began to make use his degree, filming documentaries, one of which he is currently working on now about race in America. He can be seen anywhere from meetings with the Attorney General of the US, to the sidewalk filming. The woman who manages his career is Morales, a white Jewish woman who reminds him of Gertrude. He even joking refers to her as “yenta”, a Yiddish term for busybody. The Washington Post goes on to explain the star of the early 20th century,”Gertrude who? You know, the writer and actress who earned an Emmy as the matriarch of the pioneering 1950s sitcom “The Goldbergs.”
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Erica Marshall, Winter