Similarly, a U.S. Department of State cultural ambassador, activist for Muslim rights in the U.S., NBA Hall of Famer, and the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said, in his column in Time that, "if violence can be an abstraction – and it can; that's what a threat is – the Trump campaign meets this definition. Thus, Trump is ISIS' greatest triumph: the perfect Manchurian candidate who, instead of offering specific and realistic policies, preys on the fears of the public, doing ISIS' job for them ... Trump's irresponsible, inflammatory rhetoric and deliberate propagation of misinformation have created a frightened and hostile atmosphere that could embolden people to violence. ... [Trump's supporters] are impervious to facts or truth because their [understandable] frustration and anger at partisan greed and incompetence have fatigued them out of critical thinking. ... The press immediately provided him with a list, as well as photos of Trump with prominent Muslim-American sports figures, including Shaquille O'Neal, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and, yes, me. What makes his [Tweet] even more insidious is the suggestion that, even if there were no Muslim sports heroes, Muslims would somehow be lesser people, less worthy. This cruel and dim-witted thinking is not the stuff presidents are made of."