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Kareem reading books at Seattle Public Library

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Author and former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will read from his second book in the Streetball Crew series, "Stealing the Game," from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium. "Stealing the Game" is a fast-paced story for tweens (ages 8-12) about teamwork, friendship and dark secrets. The book tackles issues like building self-esteem, celebrating one’s individuality and what it means to feel special. "Stealing the Game" also features teenagers who act like teenagers by debating zombies and falling in love while watching classic French movies. Abdul-Jabbar is a retired basketball player who was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. After his retirement, he wrote nine New York Times bestsellers on topics as varied as World War II, the Harlem Renaissance, and the impact of African-American inventors. The first book in his Streetball Crew series is "Sasquatch in the Paint." Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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So you're saying there's a chance

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But the NBA powers haven’t talked much about Seattle lately. Daniels said he used to have a good relationship with the league office. They’re still cordial but they were a lot nicer, he notes, back when it looked like the Kings were moving to town.

Guess we were due another "Let's have a look at those poor bastards in Seattle" story in the national media

Nate Robinson would have signed with the Sonics

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Nate Rob also said tonight that he would have wanted to sign with the Sonics if the Hansen sale had gone through. Seattle guy, obviously.

— Sean Highkin (@highkin) October 26, 2013 NBA USATODAY writer Sean Highkin interviewed Nate Robinson about his departure from the Bulls. In the interview, Robinson said he would have signed in Seattle. Read the full story here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2013/10/25/nate-robinson-return-chicago-bulls-vs-denver-nuggets/3209659/