Kareen Abdul-Jabbar Has Some Advice for LeBron James

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says the NBA should raise

its minimum age for entry into the league to 21. And he has some

thoughts on the tough night for LeBron James.

The NBA's career scoring leader was in Omaha, Neb., to speak at

a B'nai B'rith sports banquet Wednesday. He also met with students

at Boys Town, the nationally acclaimed home for troubled youth.

James had one of the worst playoff games of his career Tuesday

night, finishing with 15 points as the Cavaliers were blown out by

Boston. Abdul-Jabbar says even James would have benefited from

college and would have arrived in the NBA with “very polished”


The NBA in 2005 changed its entry age to 19. Abdul-Jabbar says

many young players arrive unprepared for both on- and off-the-court