If you're under the age of 30, there's a decent chance that you're familiar with the name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But it might have nothing to do with the fact that he's the NBA's all-time Scoring leader, or that he was one of the most recognizable figures in sports not too long ago, thanks to his patented skyhook jumpshot and the sport goggles/rec specs that defined his entire look.
Since hanging it up, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has enjoyed a prolific second act as a writer and personality with a diverse array of interests. He's recapped The Bachelor for The Hollywood Reporter and written a popular series of novels set in the Sherlock Holmes literary universe. (He authored a comic book set in that universe, as well.) Currently, he's a staff writer on Hulu's Veronica Mars reboot, which is something that takes a moment to process. By using more conventional autobiography as a jumping-off point for more unconventional writing projects, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has found success experimenting and covering subjects he's passionate about.