Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball Player

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a retired American professional basketball player. He is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, with 38,387 points. During his career with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers from 1969 to 1989, Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP Awards. In college at UCLA, he played on three consecutive national championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on April 16, 1947.


1967 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Lew Alcindor played on the UCLA freshman team only because the "freshman rule" was in effect. From 1967–69, he played under coach John Wooden, contributing to the team's three-year record of 88 wins and only two losses: one to the University of Houston in which Alcindor had a not fully healed eye injury (see below), and the other to crosstown rival USC who played a "stall game" (i.e., there was no shot clock in those days, so a team could hold the ball as long as it wanted before attempting to score). … Read More
1968 21 Years Old 1 More Event
While playing for UCLA, Alcindor suffered a scratched left cornea on January 12, 1968, at the Cal game when he was struck by Tom Henderson of Cal in a rebound battle. … Read More
1969 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The Harlem Globetrotters offered Alcindor $1 million to play for them, but he declined, and was picked first in the 1969 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks (who were in only their second season of existence). … Read More
1971 - 1972 2 More Events
…  In 1974, Abdul-Jabbar won his third MVP Award in five years and was among the top five NBA players in scoring (27. ppg, third), rebounding (14.5 rpg, fourth), blocked shots (283, second), and field goal percentage (.539, second).
In 1975, he was traded to the Lakers, with whom he played the last 14 seasons of his career and won five additional NBA championships. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In the 1976–77 season, Abdul-Jabbar had another strong season. … Read More


1978 31 Years Old …  Abdul-Jabbar and Janice divorced in 1978. … Read More
1980 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Abdul-Jabbar combined dominance during his career peak with the longevity and sustained excellence of his latter years. After claiming his sixth and final MVP in 1980, he continued to average above 20 points in the following six seasons, including 23 points per game in his 17th season at age 38. … Read More
1984 37 Years Old Abdul-Jabbar played a genie in a lamp in a 1984 episode of Tales from the Darkside.


1994 47 Years Old 1 More Event
He also played himself on the February 10, 1994 episode of the sketch comedy television series In Living Color.


2002 55 Years Old Abdul-Jabbar has worked as an assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Seattle SuperSonics, helping mentor, among others, their young centers, Michael Olowokandi and Jerome James. Abdul-Jabbar was the head coach of the Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League in 2002, leading the team to the league's championship that season, but he failed to land the head coaching position at Columbia University a year later. … Read More
2006 59 Years Old He has also made appearances on The Colbert Report, in a 2006 skit called "HipHopKetball II: The ReJazzebration Remix '06" and in 2008 as a stage manager who is sent out on a mission to find Nazi gold.


2011 64 Years Old 1 More Event
Abdul-Jabbar also voiced himself in a 2011 episode of The Simpsons titled "Love Is a Many Strangled Thing".
2012 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador. … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
In 2015, ESPN named Abdul-Jabbar the best center in NBA history, and ranked him No. 2 behind Michael Jordan among the greatest NBA players ever. … Read More
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