Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Takes a Jab at Donald Trump During DNC Speech

NBA legend and social commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar endorsed Clinton on the final day of the convention. Then spoke about Muslim U.S. war hero Humayan Khan.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivered a quick but impactful speech Thursday night as one of the final speakers at the Democratic National Convention. He didn't exactly share why he has chosen to endorse Hillary Clinton—​instead he focused on why has chosen not to endorse Donald Trump.

​Abdul-Jabbar earned perhaps the biggest laugh of the entire convention when he introduced himself by saying, "I'm Michael Jordan, and I'm here with Hillary. I said that because I know that Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference."

WATCH: "I'm Michael Jordan... I said that because I know Trump couldn't tell the difference." -@kaj33 #DemConvention https://t.co/6dPIYNgnQO

Abdul-Jabbar then spoke about Muslim U.S. war hero Humayan Khan, who died in combat. A full transcript of his speech is below.



Abdul-Jabbar had an interesting interaction with Trump earlier in the campaign. In September, he wrote a piece for The Washington Post criticizing Trump and praising Bernie Sanders. Trump responded with a hand-written note.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is speaking @ #DemConvention soon. Here's the letter Trump sent him after @kaj33 was mean to him pic.twitter.com/88ETVI0G0g

Abdul-Jabbar has continued to be critical of Trump. Yesterday, Kareem said, "I think a lot of the things that he's advocating are playing into the hands of the terrorists."

He announced his endorsement of Clinton in April, penning that "in Clinton we have a proven warrior who has both the commitment and record of accomplishment to lead the fight."

The NBA's all-time leading scorer is an outspoken political commentator and liberal thought leader. He frequently contributes editorials to widely-read outlets such as The Washington Post and TIME.

Abdul-Jabbar received widespread praise for his speech on Twitter, including this note from Hall of Famer James Worthy.

Very proud to see @kaj33 speaking at the @DNCPHILLY on racial & religious tolerance #Mycaptain

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