Sec. of State Clinton appoints all-time NBA scorer Abdul-Jabbar as cultural ambassador


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?



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