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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 51 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 >

- 97 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 >

- 98 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 >

- 110 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- I GOT MY STUFF BACK ... In Auction House War [Video]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I GOT MY STUFF BACK In Auction House War (Video)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been REUNITED with his treasured Bruce Lee poster -- and his college letterman sweater, rocking chair, NBA jerseys and more ... and TMZ Sports has the footage.The NBA… READ MORE >

- 257 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Bruce Lee Poster ... Worth Fighting For!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's
Bruce Lee Poster ... Worth Fighting For!

Here it is ... a photo of the Bruce Lee poster that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is going to war over ... and now we totally understand why -- it's pretty awesome. The piece contains a poster from the… READ MORE >

- 366 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- My Bruce Lee Poster's Being Held Hostage ... By Auction House

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
My Bruce Lee Poster's Being Held Hostage ... By Auction House

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pissed ... claiming in a lawsuit that a famous Beverly Hills auction house has 152 pieces of his treasured memorabilia ... including a Bruce Lee poster ... and they refuse… READ MORE >

- 372 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- GREATEST NBA PLAYER EVER ... Says Michael Cooper

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
GREATEST NBA PLAYER EVER ... Says Michael Cooper

It's not LeBron ... it's not Jordan ... not Magic, Bird or Shaq -- the greatest NBA player of all time is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... so says ex-NBA star Michael Cooper. The Coop -- who just took the… READ MORE >

- 526 days ago
Ex-Lakers Star -- Kobe Bryant Got Hazed ... By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

Ex-Lakers Star
Kobe Bryant Got Hazed By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

Kobe Bryant didn't have to go through the regular NBA hazing rituals when he was a rookie -- in fact a bunch of retired Lakers GREATS came out to initiate the Mamba including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar… READ MORE >

- 537 days ago

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