From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, kareem abdul-jabbar's life was packed his parents, coaches jack donahue and john wooden, muhammad ali, bruce lee, and many others played important roles in abdul-jabbar's life and sparked. Giant steps is an autobiography of the great nba player kareem abdul-jabbar first off this book was very fun to read because i'm a basketball player, if you are one as well this book will inspire you second this book had great detail and imagery i wasn't born in this era but i could picture everything really well giant steps. Kareem abdul jabbar facts kareem abdul jabbar (born 1947), formerly ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr was one of the greatest basketball players to play the game at the high school, college, and professional ranks kareem abdul jabbar was born ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr, on april 16, 1947, in new york city, the only. Kareem abdul-jabbar was born on this date in 1947 he was an african american basketball player from harlem, ny his birth name was ferdinand lewis alcindor jr his delivery statistics were 12 pounds, 11 ounces and 22½ inches his father, lew sr, was 6-3 and his mother, cora, was 5-10 his father moved the family. Forget about being the best buck of all time–kareem abdul-jabbar is the greatest player to ever grace the nba it's fairly easy to make the case for kareem abdul- jabbar as the greatest player in milwaukee bucks history he leads pretty much every buck in every category–various statistics, awards, and of. Abdul-jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived this fall abdul-jabbar will embark on a cross-country tour as part of “becoming kareem,” a stage show in which he'll discuss his life, answer audience questions and. Kareem abdul-jabbar (lew alcindor) is an american retired basketball player, coach, actor, and author during his career with the nba's milwaukee bucks and los angeles lakers from 1969 to 1989, abdul-jabbar scored more points than any player in league history and won a record six mvp awards and six nba.
Kareem abdul-jabbar deserves the title of being the greatest player to ever play the game of basketball in my opinion for one reason alone: his implementation and later perfection of the sky hook shot no other player in the history of the game has come close to developing a shot that is more lethal and. 5/8 la sports hub: los angeles lakers: why kareem abdul-jabbar is the real basketball goat: the debate between lebron james and michael jordan as the greatest 5/7 interbasket: at age 33, is lebron james' having the best scoring season in nba history: like fine wine, as the saying goes, it gets better with age. On this day in 1986, los angeles lakers center kareem abdul-jabbar became the nba record holder for games played with 1304. As a college and pro basketball player, former bruin center kareem abdul- jabbar is universally acknowledged as one of the best of all time but something that today's ucla undergrads — most of whom were born well after he retired in 1989 — may not know about him is that for abdul-jabbar sports.
Kareem abdul-jabbar played basketball for the milwaukee bucks (1969-1975) and for the los angeles lakers (1975-1989), helping his teams win six nba from a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, kareem abdul-jabbar's life was packed with. African american kareem abdul-jabber was one the greatest basketball players in the history of the game using his signature sky hook, kareem abdul-jabbar led first the bucks, then the lakers to a total of six champion titles, and in the process received six most valuable player awards kareem abdul-jabbar at. Up next kareem abdul-jabbar's career spanned 20 incredible years, more than any other nba player in history see more pictures of basketball position: center mention kareem abdul-jabbar to most basketball fans and two things come to mind: the championships he won and the shot -- the sky hook -- that became. Kareem abdul-jabbar biography kareem abdul-jabbar was born in new york city in 1947 a dominant high school basketball player, abdul-jabbar was recruited to play at ucla and led the bruins to three national titles his dominance continued in the nba, first for the milwaukee bucks, and later the los.
Kareem abdul-jabbar top 10 career plays from 20 years amazing career. Kareem abdul-jabbar (born ferdinand lewis alcindor, jr, april 16, 1947) is a retired american professional basketball player he is the nba's all-time leading scorer, with 38387 points during his career with the nba's milwaukee bucks and los angeles lakers from 1969 to 1989, abdul-jabbar won.
(cnn) here is a look at the life of philanthropist, best-selling author and nba hall of fame center kareem abdul-jabbar personal: birth date: april 16, 1947 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980 career nba records include most field goals made: 15,837 most points: 38,387 and most minutes played: 57,446. Kareem abdul-jabbar (lew cap) (born ferdinand lewis alcindor jr) position: center 7-2, 225lb (218cm, 102kg) school: ucla more player info 3x ncaa champion 3x ncaa all-tourney 3x ncaa all-region 3x ncaa tourney mop 3x consensus aa naismith award support us without the ads go ad-free. Kareem abdul-jabbar is an american retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the national basketball association (nba) for the milwaukee bucks and the los angeles lakers during his career as a center, abdul-jabbar was a record six-time nba most valuable player.
The world may never again see an athlete dominate a sport for as long and as masterfully as kareem abdul-jabbar to the years he owned college basketball at ucla, to the time he retired as the nba's all-time leader in nine statistical categories including the most points in nba history, the 7-foot-2-inch cerebral center. Indeed, those photos show the evolution of the tight relationship between arguably the greatest coach and greatest player in college basketball history abdul-jabbar writes how it was an unlikely bond given the differences in their backgrounds: he is an african-american muslim from new york city, and.
Now to determine who is the best basketball player of all time, it would take an objective view and an accurate comparison with this said, i will compare the careers of kareem abdul-jabbar, michael jordan, and bill russell nba championships: kareem abdul-jabbar- 6, michael jordan- 6, bill russell- 11. Religion: islam professional basketball player, 1969-89 member of milwaukee bucks basketball team, 1969-75 member of los angeles lakers basketball team , 1975-89 founder of cranberry records, a jazz label author, with peter knobler , of giant steps: an autobiography of kareem abdul-labbar, bantam books, 1983. These numbers define his career as one of the greatest nba players of all time, but not the person he is in his new book, becoming kareem, for kids ages 10 and up, abdul-jabbar discusses life on and off the court, and what it was like being a tall man in a small world full of hate and discrimination against.