Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

first_imgWhen Lou Alcindar decided to change his name back in the 80’s, it did cause some heads to turn and tongues to wag.  His reason, of course, was because of his change in religion.  Can you imagine what kind of reaction this would bring about today?  According to one of our presidential candidates, he would be on a no-entry list to the United States.  Today people would say he was ready to join ISIS.In today’s political world, a large portion of the population has become very radical toward not only certain religious groups but also certain races.  Kareem may have had some radical overtones in his thought process, but it was more of a statement against the treatment of Afro-Americans in his time as a sports hero.Several other big name athletes changed their names as well, but most of us would be hard pressed to remember their real names.  Kareem, because of his sports prowess as a basketball player, is simply known by this name and the younger generation he was once Lou Alcindar. What a sensitive time we now live in.last_img read more

Ronaldo hints at return against Sweden, eyes 100-goal mark

first_img Loading… Read Also: Messi returns to training for the first time“Never has Portugal had so many quality attacking players,” wrote Manuel Queiroz in sports daily O Jogo, singling out Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and Joao Felix of Atletico Madrid. He added that the country has “a great deck of cards even without the fourth ace.”Other publications praised Manchester City right back Joao Cancelo, who opened the scoring with a curling left-foot shot and others mentioned Ronaldo’s replacement Diogo Jota of Wolves.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Portuguese media and fans were  anticipating Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th international goal after the attacker hinted on social media that he was fit to return to face Sweden on Monday.Advertisement Ronaldo missed the opening game of his country’s Nations League defence against Croatia with a toe infection, but posted “happy to be back” on Instragram on Sunday, along with photos showing him training with the squad for the first time since last Tuesday.center_img Portugal play Sweden on Tuesday in Solna, the scene of a memorable Ronaldo display in the second leg of a World Cup qualifying playoff in 2013.Ronaldo had scored the only goal in the first leg, and then exchanged goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second. Ronaldo hit a hat-trick between the 50th and 79th minute while the Swedish star hit two in four minutes in the middle of the outburst. Portugal won the match and the playoff.The 35-year-old Juventus star has now scored 99 international goals and is chasing the men’s record of 109 by Ali Daei of Iran.Yet while Portuguese media were on Monday excited by the prospect, the emphatic 4-1 win over Croatia led some to suggest Portugal could free itself from its “Ronaldo-dependance”. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?last_img read more