On Jan. 18 the State Department named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a “global cultural ambassador” to help reach out to young people worldwide. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said to Abdul-Jabbar in a press conference that he would be able to connect to young people in a world where the population keeps getting younger overall.
“We from time to time ask distinguished Americans to take on an additional responsibility in their busy lives as a cultural ambassador for our country,” Clinton said.
For those of you who didn’t know, Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, with 38,387 points.
So this brings up an interesting question. If you could make anyone a cultural ambassador to show the people of other countries what America is like, who would you choose?