Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
QUESTION 1
JACKIE SHEARER:

How old were you when you first heard of Cassius Clay, and what did you and your friends think about him?

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR:

I was fourteen or fifteen years old. I was in high school. Well, actually, Jeez, I was in grade school when he won the Olympic gold medal, and I became aware of him at that point, and his ability to verbalize. I thought that was kind of interesting, and I started following his career at that point.