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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., April 16, 1947) is a retired American professional basketball player. He is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, with 38,387 points. During his career with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. In college at UCLA, he played on three consecutive national championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games. At the time of his retirement, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls. Abdul-Jabbar also has been an actor, a basketball coach, and an author. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. cultural ambassador. Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., on April 16, 1947, and grew up in Manhattan in New York City, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a transit police officer and jazz musician. At birth, he weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces (5.73 kg), and was twenty-two-and-a-half inches (57.2 cm)

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Hit With $900k Judgment ... In Auction House War

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hit With $900k Judgment ... In Auction House War

Bad news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been ordered to pay more than $900k to a famous auction house for backing out of a deal to sell a bunch of his memorabilia ... TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

LeBron James -- Kareem'd After Playoff Victory (Awesome Video)

LeBron James
Kareem'd After Playoff Victory

This is a cool shot ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar personally greeting LeBron James as he jogged through the tunnel after Thursday night's playoff blowout ... and LeBron was all smiles.  KAJ was on… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Ron Harper Defends Michael Jordan ... Kareem's Got Him All Wrong (VIDEO)

Ron Harper
Defends Michael Jordan Kareem's Got Him All Wrong

Michael Jordan's former Chicago Bulls teammate is coming to his defense ... with Ron Harper telling us Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's criticism of MJ is simply unfair ... he ABSOLUTELY cares about people… READ MORE >

- 269 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Thanks, Donald Trump ... You Made My Point (VIDEO)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Thanks, Donald Trump ... You Made My Point

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had to be cringing when Donald Trump got the crowd howling at Wednesday night's Republican debate -- because he tells TMZ Sports there's no way they're ever… READ MORE >

- 318 days ago
Donald Trump -- Everyone Hates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump
Everyone Hates Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Donald Trump just declared war on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- claiming he's a clueless bonehead ... and nobody likes him.  Seriously, this really happened.  Trump spelled out his issues with… READ MORE >

- 332 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Car Crash at UCLA ... Wearing Lakers Jersey

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Car Crash at UCLA ... Wearing Lakers Jersey

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is having a rough year ... the NBA legend got into a car wreck at UCLA yesterday ... and TMZ Sports has the pics.  Kareem was arriving to UCLA Medical Center, where he… READ MORE >

- 390 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Just Like Rachel Dolezal ... I've Been Living a Lie

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Just Like Rachel Dolezal ... I've Been Living a Lie

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was inspired by Rachel Dolezal ... and even Caitlyn Jenner ... to step forward and reveal a huge secret of his own. Kareem said, "I've decided to come out with the… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- I'm Out of the Hospital ... After 911 Emergency

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I'm Out of the Hospital ... After 911 Emergency

Good news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been discharged from the hospital and is now resting at home after a scary medical emergency early Wednesday morning.  TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Hospitalized with Chest Pain ... After 911 Call

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hospitalized With Chest Pain ... After 911 Call

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was rushed to an L.A. hospital Wednesday morning for chest pains ... just two hours after he tweeted to fans that he was "feeling better" ... TMZ Sports has learned. … READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Quadruple Bypass at Alma Mater

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Quadruple Bypass at Alma Mater

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent emergency heart surgery -- a quadruple coronary bypass at UCLA Medical Center ... and it sounds like he came through with flying colors. The hospital says the hoops… READ MORE >

- 470 days ago

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