Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, 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 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, Lew Alcindor attended college at UCLA, where he played on three consecutive national championship basketball teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Born 1947-04-16 (71 years ago) in New York City.
Height 218 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
All-NBA Team 1986
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1985
Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award 1985
All-NBA Team 1984
All-NBA Team 1981
NBA All-Defensive Team 1981
NBA All-Defensive Team 1980
NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1980
All-NBA Team 1980
NBA All-Rookie Team 1970
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Children's (What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors) 44th NAACP Image Awards 2013 What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Habiba Abdul-Jabbar(Gifta: 1971-05-28–1978) 1971-05-28 1978 Gifta
Pam Grier(Sambo: 1970–1972) 1970 1972 Sambo
Cheryl Pistono(Sambo) Sambo
Children

Kareem Abdul Jabbar Jr., Amir Abdul-Jabbar, Habiba Abdul-Jabbar, Sultana Abdul-Jabbar, Adam Abdul-Jabbar

Parents

Cora Lillian, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, 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 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, Lew Alcindor attended college at UCLA, where he played on three consecutive national championship basketball teams and was a record three-time MVP of the NCAA Tournament. Drafted by the one-season-old Bucks franchise in the 1969 NBA Draft with the first overall pick, Alcindor spent six seasons in Milwaukee.

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