Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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Full Name: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Profession: NBA Legend

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Played 20 seasons in the NBA for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, he won the MVP award a record six times and was named an NBA All-Star a record 19 times. He won six NBA championships as a player and two as an assistant coach.

Born: April 16, 1947
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 72 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1971-05-28 NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

Events in the Life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • 1967-03-25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton, 79-64; Bruins center Lew Alcindor (later named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) tournament MOP
  • 1969-04-02 Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
  • 1972-01-09 Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA's consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history
  • 1972-03-22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP
  • 1981-12-01 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar passes Oscar Robertson (26,710) to become the NBA’s second all-time leading scorer behind Wilt Chamberlain; scores 14 points in 117-86 Lakers' win over Utah Jazz in Los Angeles
  • 1984-04-05 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)
  • 1986-01-10 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 34,000th career point during 124-102 win over Indiana Pacers; only NBA player to reach the milestone at that time; remains all-time leader (38,387)
  • 1987-02-24 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
  • 1989-04-04 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
  • 1989-04-23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
  • 1990-03-20 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
  • 1992-01-04 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson
  • 1993-01-14 Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton blocks 2 shots in a 96-89 win over Seattle SuperSonics; becomes only 2nd player in NBA history (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to record 3,000 career blocks
  • 2000-01-29 Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)
  • 2002-01-30 Utah's Karl Malone becomes 2nd player in NBA history to register 34,000 career points by scoring 18 in a 90-78 win over Chicago at the Delta Center; trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points)
  • 2018-01-22 New Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins has 44 points, 24 rebounds & 10 assists in 132-128 double-OT win over Chicago Bulls; 1st player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1972) with 40+ points, 20+ rebounds & 10+ assists

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