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Abdul-Jabbar thrilled with ambassador appointment

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks up at global cultural ambassador and former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at the State Department in Washington. Abdul-Jabbar will travel the world to engage a generation of young people to help promote diplomacy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

January 18, 2012 7:24:36 PM PST
In a move to engage young people worldwide, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a global cultural ambassador.