Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Full NameKareem Abdul-Jabbar

BornApril 16, 1947

Height7 ft 2 in




Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired Basketball player who played in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. In his career of 20 years, Kareem won the NBA Championship six times - five times with the Lakers and once with the Bucks.

Kareem started his college career in 1966 with the UCLA. The UCLA Basketball team lost only two matches and won 88 matches from 1967-69. In 1969, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar entered the NBA draft and was picked by the Milwaukee Bucks as the first overall pick. In his first season, Kareem averaged 28.8 ppg and 14.5 rpg, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year award. The Bucks won their first and only NBA Championship in 1971 and Kareem won Regular season MVP, NBA Finals MVP and his first scoring title.

In 1975, Abdul-Jabbar moved to the Lakers and was an instant success in LA. During his 15 seasons with LA, Kareem won five NBA Championships, five NBA MVP, fourteen NBA All-Star and one NBA Final MVP. His partnership with Magic Johnson and the Lakers' style of play during the eighties earned the Lakers their famous nickname - 'Showtime'.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an unstoppable low-post threat on the offense and is considered one of the greatest Basketball players ever. Kareem scored 38,387 points at 24.6 ppg in his career and holds the record for most career points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's individual accolades include six NBA MVP, 2 NBA Finals MVP, 19 NBA All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year and 10 All-NBA First team.

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