Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was named U.S. Cultural Ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today.
What the hell is that, you ask?
Well, it appears to be a made-up position, but it actually has a purpose — to promote the importance of education, social and racial tolerance, cultural understanding and using sports as a means of empowerment.
Oh, and he’ll also get to scare the shit out of people half his size.
At the ceremony, the big man looked befuddled. He gave Hillary a Lakers jersey and she gave him what appears to be a children’s book. Maybe he’s thinking he got the short end of the stick on the trade.
Serves him right. The Milwaukee Bucks got the short end of the stick when he forced them to trade him to the Lakers, so suck it Kareem!
Now go scare some children!
[Abdul-Jabbar thrilled with ambassador appointment]