Abdul-Jabbar remembers Wooden

Updated: June 6, 2010, 10:13 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- His flight home from Europe couldn't land soon enough. His beloved coach, John Wooden, was gravely ill in the hospital and all Kareem Abdul-Jabbar could do was hope he'd get there in time to say goodbye.

Late Friday afternoon, just hours before Wooden passed away at the age of 99, Abdul-Jabbar finally made it to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center to pay his respects.

"I was overseas and I got back on Friday and went right out to the hospital to see him," Abdul-Jabbar ...

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