Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has scored more points in the NBA than any other player in league history. He has starred in multiple Hollywood films and has written several top-selling books.
Now, the former Laker center is adding another impressive title to his resume – global cultural ambassador.
According to John Carucci of the Associated Press, the State Department announced the appointment of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Wednesday.
“Ann Stock, assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs, says Abdul-Jabbar will travel the world to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy.”
The tasks will begin almost immediately for Abdul-Jabbar, who will reportedly travel to Brazil on Jan. 22 for a number of events that will be centering on education. He will be attempting to use his own experiences to help connect with some of the young people around the world.