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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
May 2, 2014  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 10:00 p.m. ET

 

This week, Bill Maher has a timely booking that could lead to the show’s most intensely debated conversation of the season. One of his guests is retired basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who earlier this week weighed in on the controversy regarding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association after a recording of him making racist comments to his now ex-girlfriend were made public. Abdul-Jabbar said in a Time magazine opinion column he hopes Sterling loses his franchise – but also says whoever taped and leaked Sterling’s private conversation should go to jail. He wrote that the girlfriend’s efforts to get him to reveal and explain his racist views as they talked on the phone “was like a sexy nanny playing ‘Pin the fried chicken on the Sambo.’” Maher sometimes comes down on unexpected sides of certain issues – but I can’t wait for his questions, and Abdul-Jabbar’s answers, on this topic.

 
 
 
 
 
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