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While Lena Dunham has received high praise for her series Girls, NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was less-than-complimentary in a review he penned last Thursday, Jan. 31.
Dunham, who recently won two Golden Globes for the HBO series, told E! News at the DGA Awards that she hasn’t let Abdul-Jabbar’s comments get under her skin.
“I have to admit, I only skimmed it,” Dunham said. “It seemed like a mixed review and I have a policy about not reading those.”
Dunham said she first heard on Twitter that Abdul-Jabbar had reviewed the show and immediately rushed to tell her dad, who "didn't even know how to process it."
Abdul-Jabbar’s review, which he posted on the Huffington Post, included comments saying, “[The girls’] intense self-involvement is meant to be cute and it can be ... at times. But not enough to overcome our impatience with their inability to have any personal insight. They're all educated but fatally ignorant.”
Still, Dunham isn’t ruling out a future appearance by the former Laker on her show, just like he did on New Girl. “If we’re ever in need of a Kareem type, he’s definitely the first person I’d go to,” she said.