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Abdul-Jabbar: Michael Jordan ‘Took Commerce Over Conscience’

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is taking fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan to task for his apathy regarding political and social issues during his playing days. Abdul-Jabbar, during an interview Friday in D.C. with NPR’s Michel Martin to promote the HBO documentary “Kareem: Minority of One,” was asked about Jordan’s famous refusal to take political stances for fear of alienating consumers — a fear Abdul-Jabbar said is irrelevant when it’s “time to speak up.”