Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player who is considered one of the greatest players of all time. He was born on April 16, 1947 in New York, New York.
Abdul-Jabbar played center and spent 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), from 1969 to 1989. He played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, and is the league’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points. He was a six-time NBA champion and a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player. He was also a 19-time NBA All-Star and a member of the All-Star team 15 times.
Abdul-Jabbar was known for his exceptional skills and longevity, as well as his iconic skyhook shot, which became his signature move on the court. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.
After retiring from the NBA, Abdul-Jabbar has been active in a variety of other pursuits, including writing and activism. He is an advocate for social and political causes, and has written several books on history, culture, and race. He continues to be an influential figure in the world of basketball and beyond.
Quotes About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest scorer in the history of basketball.” – LeBron James
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of the most dominant and successful players in the history of the sport.” – Magic Johnson
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar changed the way people played the center position. He was ahead of his time.” – Kobe Bryant
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a true legend on and off the court. He inspired a generation of basketball players with his skills and his dedication to the sport.” – Michael Jordan
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a role model for me and for many other players. He showed us how to be successful both on and off the court.” – Shaquille O’Neal
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a true ambassador of the game of basketball. He represents the sport with class and dignity.” – Tim Duncan
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s longevity and success in the NBA is a testament to his incredible talent and work ethic.” – Kevin Garnett
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a dominant player who revolutionized the center position with his skills and his intelligence.” – Hakeem Olajuwon
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a true icon in the world of basketball. His legacy will inspire generations to come.” – Charles Barkley
“Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s impact on the game of basketball cannot be overstated. He was a true master of his craft and a true champion in every sense of the word.” – Larry Bird
Records Held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
All-time leading scorer: Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points. He surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the league’s all-time leading scorer on April 5, 1984.
Most seasons played: Abdul-Jabbar played in the NBA for 20 seasons, which is a record.
Most All-Star Game selections: Abdul-Jabbar was selected to the NBA All-Star Game 19 times, which is a record.
Most All-Defensive Team selections: Abdul-Jabbar was selected to the All-Defensive Team five times, which is a record for a center.
Most blocks by a player over 38 years old: Abdul-Jabbar blocked 38 shots during the 1988-89 season, which is a record for a player over 38 years old.
Most career minutes played: Abdul-Jabbar played 57,446 minutes in regular season games, which is a record.
Most career field goals made: Abdul-Jabbar made 15,837 field goals, which is a record.
Most career field goal attempts: Abdul-Jabbar attempted 28,307 field goals, which is a record.