Interview with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
QUESTION 7
JACKIE SHEARER:

Can you go back to that meeting and tell me why, why you all decided to, uh, call it? How did you first get drawn into the group?

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR:

Well, um, when the meeting to help Ali was called, back in 1967, uh, I was a sophomore at UCLA and, uh, I'd gotten to know Jim Brown while I was out here in Los Angeles, and, um, he felt that I should be a part of the group, uh, just mainly to represent young people, I guess. And, uh, being a fan of Ali's, I was very happy to lend my support. I didn't know what we could do to help him, but, uh, I wanted to be involved.