I think the front line of Bill Russell, Tommy Heinson and Satch Sanders
would have to be my favorite because their team won 8 consecutive
championships. I think the front line of myself, James Worthy and Jamal
Wilkes was also one of the best of all time. The current front line of the
and Andrew Bynum are a formidable defensive group and they also take
care of business playing at the offensive end. Their have been many other
front lines that have been successful in the regular season but making
it into the Playoffs and doing well in the Playoffs should be the criteria
for any group of players.
Kareem's thoughts on Kobe potentially passing him on the all-time scoring list.
We'd like to hear what he has to say about Kobe potentially passing
him on the all-time scoring list. Kobe has talked as if he has no
interest in retiring anytime soon, and it's within reason that he'd pass
Kareem. Kareem could also discuss Kobe's passing Jerry West.
As the primary scorer of the Lakers during his time w the team I think
Kobe has done a remarkable job carrying that load. Every night he
steps on the court the opponent has devised their defensive strategy
to first and foremost try and diminish his effect on the game. Kobe
has consistently overcome that challenge. If he continues to be the first
choice for the Lakers offense and he can maintain the pace he has
kept so far, he might very well pass my all time scoring record. Considering
the factors of the teammates that he has to share the ball with and the amount
of the scoring burden he is expected to bear, we will have a better idea if he
can break my all time scoring record. In addition an injury could greatly
effect the amount of time that he could play but he has been blessed so
much to do with fate as anything else.Kareem's thoughts on other Lakers getting involved in acting (Pau Gasol in CSI, Jordan Farmar in Numbers, and Luke Walton in Soap Opera) and his experience as an actor?
A little off basketball, but what does Kareem think of Pau Gasol
doing CSI, Farmar doing Numbers or Luke doing a soap opera (that was a
while ago though). He has one of the most famous extended cameos in a
movie ever ... What does he think of players doing acting and what did
he think of his experiences? Does he enjoy seeing other Lakers get
I first acted in a school play when I was in 6th grade and I enjoyed and
always felt from that point on that if I ever had the opportunity to act
I would take advantage of it. I think my first role after graduating from
UCLA was in the tv shot Mannix. I had also been in Laugh In and made
one or two appearances on the tonight show w Johnny Carson. So
ever since the time since athletes like Woody Strode and Jim Brown
started appearing in movies I felt that there was a possibility that I might
follow in their footsteps. Because of that I am not surprised that Jordan
or Luke or any other prominent athlete would try to expand into acting,
if they get the opportunity.