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November 17th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on being honored with Double Helix Medal, NBA lockout

He's the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a Los Angeles Lakers legend...and a cancer survivor.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in New York this week to receive the Double Helix Medal, a prestigious award for the work he's done raising awareness for cancer research.

Abdul-Jabbar joined us on American Morning to talk about his fight against cancer and shares his thoughts on the current NBA lockout.

For more information on Kareem's work in raising awareness for Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia, visit

Filed under: Cancer • Health • NBA • Sports
October 31st, 2011
11:44 AM ET

NBA cancells games through end of November – will there be any basketball this year?

The National Basketball Association announced Friday that all games through November 30 are cancelled as team owners and players continue to battle over a new collective bargaining agreement. The talks remained stalled after team owners rejected calls by the players' union for an average $7 million player salary in the sixth year of a new labor deal. The NBA, however, remains "committed" to reaching a deal, the deputy NBA commissioner says.

Carol Costello speaks with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim to discuss if a deal is still possible – or if the entire season is on the brink of being cancelled.

Filed under: NBA • Sports
October 31st, 2011
11:18 AM ET

What the Occupy Wall Street protesters and NBA players have in common

This week, American Morning is taking an in-depth look at the Occupy Wall Street Movement. 

The Occupy Wall Street protesters are known for rallying against the so-called "1 percenters" – the very wealthy. So what could they possibly have in common with the highly paid stars of the NBA?

This morning, Alina Cho sits down with Columbia University profess Darian Warren to find out what NBA players and Occupy Wall Street protesters have in common.

Filed under: NBA • Occupy Wall Street