Girls’ Lena Dunham: ‘I Blurted Out to My Dad, ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reviewed” My Show!

By Jorge Rivas Feb 06, 2013

Last week Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a review of HBO’s "Girls" that was critical of the show’s characters and their privileges. The show’s creator Lena Dunham says she was excited to hear the sports legend watched her show but it ends there.

"I have to admit, I only skimmed it," Dunham told "It seemed like a mixed review and I have a policy about not reading those."

"[Abdul-Jabbar’s] review of Girls was called to my attention on Twitter," Dunham said. "And I blurted out to my dad, ‘Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reviewed Girls.’ And he said, ‘I don’t even know how to process that. I don’t even know what that means.’"

Dunham then pivoted to praise Abdul-Jabbar’s guest appearance on the sitcom "New Girl" in April 2012.

"Kareem crushed it on New Girl," Dumham told E. "So if we’re ever in need of a Kareem type, he’s definitely the first person I’d go to."