Six-time NBA champion. Nineteen All-Star appearances. All-time leader in points scored. And now, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a novelist.
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The basketball legend is the author of a new book, “Mycroft Holmes,” which follows the adventures of Sherlock’s older brother. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mentioned Mycroft just a handful of times in his famous books, opening the door for Abdul-Jabbar to develop the character.
“It’s Sherlock Holmes’ older and smarter brother,” Abdul-Jabbar joked during an interview on FOX Business Network's “Mornings with Maria.”
He added, “We did his backstory. We let people know what it was all about before Sherlock became the world’s primary consulting detective.”
Abdul-Jabbar, who wrote “Mycroft Holmes” with screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, already has his sights on a second book about the elder Holmes brother. Abdul-Jabbar has written several other books, including children’s books and non-fiction, and “Mycroft Holmes” is his first novel.
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“Well, I think we’re going to have to think about this for a while because the publisher wants a sequel,” he said. “I’m looking forward to doing it.”
When asked about his writing career and political commentary, Abdul-Jabbar said it beats his time on the basketball court.
“I’m more happy,” Abdul-Jabbar said, “because things I’m talking about here are important things.”