Who is Kareem Abdul Jabbar? | The US sun
LAKERS legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been the undisputed king of the court for nearly four decades.
But the NBA ace has now been ousted from the top spot by LeBron James, who has surpassed the incredible scoring record.
Who is Kareem Abdul Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born on April 16, 1947 in Harlem, New York and was already 57 cm tall.
He is a retired basketball pro who has spent 20 years in the NBA where he has collected many awards and honors.
The renowned athlete was the first overall pick in the first round of the 1969 NBA draft.
During his 20-year career, he only played for two teams, the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969 to 1975 and the Los Angeles Lakers from 1975 to 1989.
Among his many accomplishments, Kareem was named 1970 Rookie of the Year.
He is also a six-time NBA champion in 1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.
The star held the record as the NBA’s top points scorer for nearly 40 years after setting the record in 1984.
Five years later, he ended his illustrious career after amassing 38,387 points.
LeBron James dethroned Kareem on Feb. 7, 2023 during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after taking his career-high 38,388 points.
What is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Net Worth?
As of 2022, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has an estimated net worth of approximately $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
His source of wealth is said to come from his salary during his career in the NBA.
He also amassed wealth through brand endorsements and sponsorships.
Is Kareem Abdul Jabbar Married?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar married Habiba Abdul-Jabbar in 1971.
However, the couple divorced in 1978.
Before their divorce, they had three children together: Habiba Alcindor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. and Sultana Alcindor.
After their divorce, Kareem had two more children with a woman named Cheryl Pistono.
The couple share Dr. Amir Abdul Jabbar and Adam Abdul Jabbar.
What is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doing now?
After retiring in 1989 at the age of 42, Kareem coached several basketball teams to pass on his knowledge.
He continues to be a prominent figure in esports and has been dubbed the greatest center of all time by ESPN.
The former all-time NBA all-time leading scorer immersed himself in the creative world when he finally hung up his jersey.
Kareem has appeared in a number of hit films and television series including Forget Paris, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Scrubs and 21 Jump Street.
He was announced as one of the co-writers for the September 2018 revival of mystery drama Veronica Mars.
The basketball icon has also produced documentaries, starred in reality TV shows and become a bestselling author.
Kareem has published several books and is a regular columnist for Time Magazine and the Washington Post.
The father was also named America’s Cultural Ambassador in January 2012, before also becoming a member of the President’s Council on Fitness Sport and Nutrition.
The avid coin collector was later appointed to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee in January 2017.
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