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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hilariously reviews 'Girls' for Huffington Post

Hall of Fame basketballer and accomplished thespian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has finally weighed in on the HBO series Girls, rendering all other opinions of the show entirely irrelevant.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hilariously reviews 'Girls' for Huffington Post

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Hall of Fame basketballer and accomplished thespian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has finally weighed in on the HBO series Girls (for The Huffington Post), rendering all other opinions of the show entirely irrelevant. America's greatest television critic and "star" of the "Hi Mom" episode of 21 Jump Street back in 1990 goes out on a limb and rips into Dunham's show for its attempt to diversify the show in Season 2.

He writes (probably with a caligraphy pen because he's fancy and well-trained in all forms of art):

This season that white ghetto was breached by a black character who is introduced as some jungle fever lover, with just enough screen time to have sex and mutter a couple of lines about wanting more of a relationship. A black dildo would have sufficed and cost less.

BOOM. Eat it, Dunham. Also, don't forget to mark off "black dildo" on your "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviews Girls" bingo boards. Later, he adds:

The contrast of the generation that's been taught that pretty much anything goes sexually trying to act cool while struggling with their vulnerabilities is generally fresh and original and insightful about this generation.

Read that sentence again because it doesn't make sense and you have to.

The contrast of the generation that's been taught that pretty much anything goes sexually trying to act cool while struggling with their vulnerabilities is generally fresh and original and insightful about this generation.

Later, he tackles the issue of Adam, Dunham's Season 1 boyfriend(?):

Adam, Hannah's (Lena Dunham) abrasive boyfriend, is a wonderful character whose quirkiness never diminished his depth of character.

Duuuuuuuude. Stop using the same word multiple times in the same sentence (see what I did there?).

The piece—overall—is... vaguely positive (high-five for the obscure Childish Gambino reference). Regardless of your feelings about Dunham, Girls, or the Lakers in the '80s, you should take a few minutes out of your Friday to read the rest of what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has to say about HBO's controversial series because his voice is THE AUTHORITY on the subject.

Also, reading his review made me realize that I'd pay good money to hear Lena Dunham break down game tape and opine about why the Lake Show lost the '84 NBA Finals.

NOTE: It's important to point out that Huffington Post tagged the review with "Kareem Abdul Jabbar Stats."

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