kareem abdul jabbar

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  • DOB: April 16, 1947
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in NEW YORK CITY (NY)
  • Abdul attended UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES and earned his degree in History
  • ACCOLADES

    • National collegiate basketball hall of fame in(2007)
    • Three-time NCAA champion in 1967, 1968, 1969
    • Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, 1969)
    • Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
    • Three-time First Team All-American (1967, 1968, 1969)
    • Naismith College Player of the Year IN (1969)
    • 3× First-team ALL-PAC-8 IN 1967–1979
    • SIX-TIME NBA CHAMPION
Kareem Abdul- Jabbar was actually Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. before he converted to Islam before the 1971-72 seasons. Even with his phenomenal success, Kareem was discontented due to the fact the most people did not understand his religious and cultural way of life. However, he never let this come into the way of his performance as a sportsman and continued to shine. He played his final season in 1988-89. His retirement marked the end of a golden era for the NBA. Ever since his retirement, Kareem has published several books as well as served in the entertainment industry while also working as coach and commentator.

Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leading NBA scorer with 38,387 points, having collected six championship rings, six regular season MVP and two Finals MVP awards, fifteen NBA First or Second Teams, a record nineteen NBA All-Star call-ups and averaging 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.6 blocks per game. He is ranked as the NBA's third leading all-time rebounder (17,440) He is also the third all-time in registered blocks 3,189 which is even more impressive because this stat had not been recorded until the fourth year of his career (1974).

Abdul-Jabbar made the NBA's 35th and 50th Anniversary Teams, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players of All Time in 1996. He is regarded as one of the best centers ever, and league experts and basketball legends frequently mentioned him when considering the greatest player of all-time.

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