Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is known as the basketball player in the center of the Hall of Fame. He is the leading scorer for All time, in NBA and he got six titles in NBA and had five while playing under Los Angeles Lakers for over 20 years.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in the year 1947, in the New York City. He started his basketball career while in high school. He got recruited in playing at the UCLA and he led the Bruins to national titles.
He continued with his dominance, even in NBA, where he played first for Milwaukee Bucks before transferring to Los Angeles Lakers. He got six titles with six MVP awards. He finished the league while being all-Time scorer.
From his biography, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired in the year 1989 and he was considered to be among the greatest player for the NBA history and his talent became apparent from the time he was in high school.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born under the name of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was the only son born from Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr. He changed his named in 1971 after changing his religion and turning to Islam as the new religion. The name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar translates in noble, powerful servant.
The father was a policeman in New and his wife was called Cora. In his school, he was the tallest kid in his classmates. While he was only 9 years old, he was 5feet with 8 inches. When he got to eighth grade, he had grown a foot taller and he could dunk the basketball. He started to play basketball when he was still young at Power Memorial Academy. He had a high school career that few people are able to rival. He put his new school to new records because of his scoring and his rebounds which helped the team to reach to 71 consecutive wins with three titles for straight titles.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is now 7 feet with 2 inches. The success he had in the court, led to the playing / acting opportunities. He appeared in different films including a comedy Airplane of 1980 and Game of Death. Since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is health conscious, he continued to play even in his 30s. He retired in the year 1989.
Even after the retirement, he continued to work in the same industry and became at one time the coach for White Mountain Apache Reservation. He is an author of books also including a Season on The Reservation and On the Shoulders of Giants.
When it comes to his personal life, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is not married right now. He got married before and his wife was Habiba Abdul Jabbar born as Janice Brown. However, they got a divorce after 7 years of marriage and having 3 children. He had got many awards such as NBA Rookie of the Year, All-NBA team, NBA All Defensive Team and Naismith Men’s College Player of The Year.
01 Nov, 2018