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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Born 1947-04-16 (72 years ago) in New York City.
Height 218 centimeters.
|Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year||1985|
|Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award||1985|
|NBA All-Defensive Team||1981|
|NBA All-Defensive Team||1980|
|NBA Most Valuable Player Award||1980|
|NBA All-Rookie Team||1970|
|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|
|Habiba Abdul-Jabbar(Gifta: 1971-05-28–1978)||1971-05-28||1978||Gifta|
|Pam Grier(Sambo: 1970–1972)||1970||1972||Sambo|
Kareem Abdul Jabbar Jr., Amir Abdul-Jabbar, Habiba Abdul-Jabbar, Sultana Abdul-Jabbar, Adam Abdul-Jabbar
Cora Lillian, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr.