Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., April 16, 1947) is a retired American professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) 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 (MVP), 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 player Isiah Thomas have called him the greatest basketball player of all time.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2006
Hank

2002
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1995
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1994
The Stand (TV Show)
The Monster, Monster Shouter

1993
Matrix (TV Show)
Blind Man

1992
Martin (TV Show)
Doctor Skyhook

1990
Uncle Buck (TV Show)
Judge

1989
Man at Sal's House

1987
21 Jump Street (TV Show)
Wesley Williams

1987
Bustin' Loose (TV Show)
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1986
Amen (TV Show)
The Wiz

1983
The Djinn, Jan Bin Jan

1980
Murdock

1978
Diff'rent Strokes (TV Show)
Mr. Wilkes

1977
Laugh-In (TV Show)
Guest Star

1977
Man from Atlantis (TV Show)
Thark

1972
Emergency! (TV Show)
Man Stuck in Car

1967
Mannix (TV Show)
Jeff

Producer Credits

2010
On the Shoulders of Giants
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2010
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of
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1994
The Vernon Johns Story (TV Movie)
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1989
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (TV Movie)
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Writer Credits

2010
On the Shoulders of Giants
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2010
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of
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I think someone should explain to the child that it's OK to make mistakes. That's how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.


The transition was difficult. It's hard to stop something that you've enjoyed and that has been very rewarding.


You can't win unless you learn how to lose.


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  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (23 December 1985)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (23 May 1977)
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (14 February 1977)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (11 November 1996)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (23 January 1989)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (22 June 1987)

Basketball Stats


Year Team G MP FG FG% FT FT% ORB DRB TRB A S B TO PF PTS
1970 MIL 82 3534 938 0.52 485 0.65 1190 337 283 2361
1971 MIL 82 3288 1063 0.58 470 0.69 1311 272 264 2596
1972 MIL 81 3583 1159 0.57 504 0.69 1346 370 235 2822
1973 MIL 76 3254 982 0.55 328 0.71 1224 379 208 2292
1974 MIL 81 3548 948 0.54 295 0.70 287 891 1178 386 112 283 238 2191
1975 MIL 65 2747 812 0.51 325 0.76 194 718 912 264 65 212 205 1949
1976 LAL 82 3379 914 0.53 447 0.70 272 1111 1383 413 119 338 292 2275
1977 LAL 82 3016 888 0.58 376 0.70 266 824 1090 319 101 261 262 2152
1978 LAL 62 2265 663 0.55 274 0.78 186 615 801 269 103 185 208 182 1600
1979 LAL 80 3157 777 0.58 349 0.74 207 818 1025 431 76 316 282 230 1903
1980 LAL 82 3143 835 0.60 364 0.77 190 696 886 371 81 280 297 216 2034
1981 LAL 80 2976 836 0.57 423 0.77 197 624 821 272 59 228 249 244 2095
1982 LAL 76 2677 753 0.58 312 0.71 172 487 659 225 63 207 230 224 1818
1983 LAL 79 2554 722 0.59 278 0.75 167 425 592 200 61 170 200 220 1722
1984 LAL 80 2622 716 0.58 285 0.72 169 418 587 211 55 143 221 211 1717
1985 LAL 79 2630 723 0.60 289 0.73 162 460 622 249 63 162 197 238 1735
1986 LAL 79 2629 755 0.56 336 0.77 133 345 478 280 67 130 203 248 1846
1987 LAL 78 2441 560 0.56 245 0.71 152 371 523 203 49 97 186 245 1366
1988 LAL 80 2308 480 0.53 205 0.76 118 360 478 135 48 92 159 216 1165
1989 LAL 74 1695 313 0.48 122 0.74 103 231 334 74 38 85 95 196 748

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First NameKareem
Last NameAbdul-Jabbar
Full Name at BirthFredrick Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.
Other NamesLou Alcindor
Lew
Cap
Age67
Date of BirthApril 16, 1947
BirthplaceNew York, New York
Height7' 1½" (217 cm)
Weight225 lbs (102.1 kg)
BuildAverage
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBald
Star SignAries
ReligionMuslim
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolPower Memorial in New York, New York
UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
OccupationBasketball player
Occupation CategoryBasketball
PositionCenter
NBA Debut18 October 1969
DraftMilwaukee Bucks, 1st round (1st pick, 1st overall), 1969 NBA Draft
Hall of FameInducted as Player in 1995
Claim to Fame38,387 points – the highest total of any player in league history
Official Websitekareemabduljabbar.com
twitter.com
FatherFerdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr.
MotherCora Lillian
FriendsJohn Wooden

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