Drfunkenberry.com
10Nov
2009
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Battling Cancer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & President Obama.  Photo: L.A.Times.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & President Obama.  Photo: L.A.Times.com

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & President Obama. Photo: L.A.Times.com

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he is battling a rare form of leukemia. He found out last December but only made the information public yesterday.

His prognosis is good but not guaranteed.  he got himself checked out after not feeling well and having hot flashes.  He got checked out at UCLA medical center, the school he played for in college. He thought he had a month to live but they assured him he may be able to make it.

"I've never been a person to share my private life. But I can help save lives," he said at a midtown Manhattan conference room. "It's incumbent on someone like me to talk about this."

You all know I am a Laker fan and I was lucky enough as a kid to attend Kareem's final regular season game against the Seattle Supersonics at the Los Angeles Forum.  Kareem on the rocking chair while Magic and us fans saluting him.  I truly hope he pulls through.  Each human life is not worth more than another, but some may effect us more than others. 

Good luck and prayers sent your way Kareem.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2008
7

Lakers Defeat Celtics In Celeb-Packed Game

Prince & Bria Valente Attend Laker/Celtic Game 12/25/08 Photo: Gettyimages.com
Prince & Bria Valente Attend Laker/Celtic Game 12/25/08 Photo: Gettyimages.com

Prince & Bria Valente Attend Laker/Celtic Game 12/25/08 Photo: Gettyimages.com

When I said anyone who is someone would be at the Lakers-Celtics game today, you knew I was telling the truth.  What a game.  What a list of celebrities.

Mark Wahlberg, Kevin James, Adam Sandler, NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shwayze member Cisco Adler with father Lou Adler, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Cannon, Dustin Hoffman, George Lopez, Michael Clarke Duncan & wife, The Music Icon Prince with Bria Valente, Denzel Washington, and Rap Legend Snoop Dogg.

If you were not lucky to get the hook-up for courtside seats, they were going for $10 grand a seat.  10 grand! 

As for the game, the Lakers won and I am happy but remember, trophies are not handed out in December.-Dr.FB