HBO To Air Abdul-Jabbar Doc

HBO has set a Nov. 3 premiere date for its documentary on the life and career of NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the network said Friday.

The documentary, Kareem: Minority Of One will profile the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and six-time MVP as well as his societal impact and contributions off the court, said network officials.

Deborah Morales (On the Shoulder Of Giants) will produce the documentary, which will be executively produced by Mike Tomlin (Arli$$), said network officials.

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