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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, was given a new title recently when he was appointed as an American cultural ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Abdul-Jabbar will represent the United States abroad in an effort to engage young people to help promote democracy. The basketball legend told MSNBC that he accepted the position because “I would like to see that my country is portrayed in accurate fashion.”

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