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Abdul-Jabar: ‘Honored To Serve My Country As A Cultural Ambassador’

By Ali Gharib on January 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm

"Abdul-Jabar: ‘Honored To Serve My Country As A Cultural Ambassador’"

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today appointed basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabar as a State Department Cultural Ambassador. Abdul-Jabar will travel and promote diplomacy and tolerance in line with Clinton’s “Smart Power” plan of multi-faceted diplomacy. “I am excited and honored to serve my country as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State,” said Abdul-Jabar, the all-time NBA leading scorer, adding that he looked forward to talking with youngsters worldwide about how people “can strengthen our understanding of one another through education, through sports, and through greater cultural tolerance.” Here’s an AP photo of the 7’2″ Abdul-Jabar dwarfing the 5’6″ Secretary of State (in heels):

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