Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Biography

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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Full Name:
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Basketball player, Actor, Author, Basketball Coach, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Ethnicity:
Trinidadian and Tobagonian American, African Americ
Religion:
Islam
Date of Birth:
April 16, 1947 (71)
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: historyhop.com/famous-people/ferdinand-lewis-alcindor-jr/bio [Accessed 26 Sep 2018].

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