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• Universal Casting in Miami has been looking for people to fill three roles for what was called a “major commercial” with Serena Williams: Serena at 7-13 years old, 15-19 and 22-27. “Those auditioning must be proficient tennis players and must look like Serena.”   

• NFL Network’s Good Morning Football is in London for six days starting today (Monday, Oct. 22) leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 28). Good Morning Football will air Monday-Friday (7 AM ET) from Westminster Live Studios. 

• Charles Wang, 74, businessman and former owner of the New York Islanders (2000-16), passed away on Sunday morning. RIP.

• ESPN said it generated its best NBA opening week rating since 2014 on Saturday for LeBron James’ home-opener with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers vs. Rockets game telecast, won by Houston, 124-115, drew a 2.5 metered market rating, also making it the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors 73rd win game in April of 2016.

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NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):
• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New Orleans Pelicans (Zatarain’s)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 12-14
1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Sep272018

A History Of Life, Hoops: Goldin Auctions Scores Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection

By Barry Janoff

September 27, 2018: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, one of the greatest athletes not just in NBA but sports history, is putting the bulk of his sizable collection of memorabilia up for auction.

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Collection will be part of  Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction (Oct. 1-27).

The collection, which spans his college career at UCLA and 20-year NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, will include championship rings, trophies, awards, game-worn jerseys, autographed pieces and a pair of his signature goggles.

Arguably the highlight of the collection: a framed display featuring the NBA basketball he used to pass Wilt Chamberlain on April 5, 1984 as the NBA's all-time leading scorer (ultimately finishing his career with 38,387 points).

Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his career, is currently fifth on the NBA's all-time list.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Skyhook Foundation and its flagship Camp Skyhook program, started by Abdul-Jabbar to “give kids a shot that can’t be blocked by brining educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities.”

Among his sports achievements, he is a three-time NCAA champion, six-time NBA champion (winning two Finals MVP awards), six-time NBA MVP and 19-times All-Star.

He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.

Beyond basketball, Abdul-Jabbar is a best-selling author, Emmy Award winner (for HBO’s Kareem: Minority of One) and civil rights leader and humanitarian. He was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016.

“When it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple,” Abdul-Jabbar said via Goldin Auctions.

"My sports memorabilia has a history. My history. My life. And, oddly, since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items than I am to my desire to create new history for myself-and futures for others.”

Goldin Auction said that Abdul-Jabbar would keep a few personal mementos and donate several others to charity.

According to Ken Goldin, founder of Goldin Auctions, “We have worked with Kareem several times in the past, so it is especially rewarding that he chose Goldin Auctions to bring this remarkable collection of his life's work to auction."

Goldin Auctions 2018 October Legends Auction also include collections from Barry Bonds, Bobby Doerr and other items featuring the likes of Reggie Jackson, Bart Starr, Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and John Havlicek.

Among the more unique items: 1986-87 Lakers game-used yellow signed home jersey and shorts; 1970 NBA All-Star game-used and signed jersey and shorts; 1985 NBA All-Star game-used and signed jersey and shorts, 1967-68-69 UCLA NCAA tournament championship nets in a framed display and an original LeRoy Nieman oil on canvas painting of his famous skyhook.

Full details here.

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