Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Abdul-Jabbar in 2014 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time.

After winning 71 consecutive basketball games on his high school team in New York City, Alcindor was recruited by Jerry Norman, the assistant coach of UCLA, where he played for coach John Wooden on three consecutive national championship teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament. Drafted with the first overall pick by the one-season-old Bucks franchise in the 1969 NBA draft, Alcindor spent six seasons in Milwaukee. After leading the Bucks to its first NBA championship at age 24 in 1971, he took the Muslim name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Using his trademark "skyhook" shot, he established himself as one of the league's top scorers. In 1975, he was traded to the Lakers, with whom he played the final 14 seasons of his career and won five additional NBA championships. Abdul-Jabbar's contributions were a key component in the "Showtime" era of Lakers basketball. Over his 20-year NBA career, his teams succeeded in making the playoffs 18 times and got past the first round 14 times; his teams reached the NBA Finals on 10 occasions.

At the time of his retirement at age 42 in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), career wins (1,074), and personal fouls (4,657). He remains the all-time leader in points scored and career wins. He is ranked third all-time in both rebounds and blocked shots. In 2007, ESPN voted him the greatest center of all time, in 2008, they named him the "greatest player in college basketball history", and in 2016, they named him the second best player in NBA history (behind Michael Jordan). Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, and a best-selling author. In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 1983
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 1996
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 1990
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 1990
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2007
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2000
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2013
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2004
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (KISdb)105257)
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2012
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2005
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2004
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2009
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2009
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2009
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2009
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2000
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2015
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2013
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by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-
Published 2015
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