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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Biography

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Abdul-Jabbar was an NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) record six times in his career as a center, a 19-time NBA All-Star record, a 15-time All-NBA pick, and one of the 11 times NBA All-Defensive Team. Abdul-Jabbar was twice elected as an NBA Finals MVP as a member of six NBA Championship teams as a player and two other as an assistant coach. In 1996, he was recognized as one of the 50 best NBA players in history. With the Power Memorial Academy basketball team, he won three consecutive New York City Catholic championships. 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Biography

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bio, Wiki, Nickname, Nationality, Religion, Birthday

Short Bio 
First NameKareem
Last NameAbdul Jabbar
Full NameKareem Abdul-Jabbar
NicknameLew
NationalityAmerican
ReligionIslam
Salary$3 million
ProfessionBasketball Player
Age73 years old
Birthday & Zodiac 
ZodiacAries
BirthdayApril 16, 1947
Birth PlaceManhattan
CountryNew York

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Career

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a famous basketball player and an all-time NBA leader. He won six NBA championships, five with the Los Angeles Lakers, for over 20 years.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar High School & University Education

Kareem studied and performed at the Power Memorial, a Catholic high school in New York City. Later on to study and play at the University of California. He completed his studies and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1969.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Shoe Size, Zodiac

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is a former basketball player in the United States. He is 7 feet 2 inches tall. His weight is 102 kg and the body size is officially unknown and will be updated shortly. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Height & Weight 
Height (Approx.)7 feet 2 inch
Weight (Approx.)102 Kg
Body Measurement  Unknown
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBald
Shoe Size17 US
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar College Stats

  • Highest career scoring average: 26.4;
  • Most career field goals: 943 (tied with Don MacLean);
  • Most points in a season: 870 (1967);
  • Highest season scoring average: 29.0 (1967);
  • Most field goals in a season: 346 (1967);
  • Most free throw attempts in a season: 274 (1967);
  • Most points in a single game: 61;
  • Most field goals in a single game: 26 (vs. Washington State, February 25, 1967).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar NBA Career Stats

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
 † Won an NBA championship * Led the league double-dagger NBA record

Regular Season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1969–70Milwaukee8243.1.518.65314.54.128.8
1970–71†Milwaukee8240.1.577.69016.03.331.7*
1971–72Milwaukee8144.2.574.68916.64.634.8*
1972–73Milwaukee7642.8.554.71316.15.030.2
1973–74Milwaukee8143.8.539.70214.54.81.43.527.0
1974–75Milwaukee6542.3.513.76314.04.11.03.3*30.0
1975–76L.A. Lakers8241.2.529.70316.9*5.01.54.1*27.7
1976–77L.A. Lakers8241.2.579*.70113.33.91.23.226.2
1977–78L.A. Lakers6236.8.550.78312.94.31.73.025.8
1978–79L.A. Lakers8039.5.577.73612.85.41.04.0*23.8
1979–80†L.A. Lakers8238.3.604.000.76510.84.51.03.4*24.8
1980–81L.A. Lakers8037.2.574.000.76610.33.4.72.926.2
1981–82†L.A. Lakers767635.2.579.000.7068.73.0.82.723.9
1982–83L.A. Lakers797932.3.588.000.7497.52.5.82.221.8
1983–84L.A. Lakers808032.8.578.000.7237.32.6.71.821.5
1984–85†L.A. Lakers797933.3.599.000.7327.93.2.82.122.0
1985–86L.A. Lakers797933.3.564.000.7656.13.5.81.623.4
1986–87†L.A. Lakers787831.3.564.333.7146.72.6.61.217.5
1987–88†L.A. Lakers808028.9.532.000.7626.01.7.61.214.6
1988–89L.A. Lakers747422.9.475.000.7394.51.0.51.110.1
Career1,56062536.8.559.056.72111.23.6.92.624.6
All-Star18double-dagger1324.9.493.000.8208.32.8.42.113.9
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a former basketball player

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1970Milwaukee1043.5.567.73316.84.135.2
1971†Milwaukee1441.2.515.67317.02.526.6
1972Milwaukee1146.4.437.70418.25.128.7
1973Milwaukee646.0.428.54316.22.822.8
1974Milwaukee1647.4.557.73615.84.91.32.432.2
1977L.A. Lakers1142.5.607.72517.74.11.73.534.6
1978L.A. Lakers344.7.521.55613.73.7.74.027.0
1979L.A. Lakers845.9.579.83912.64.81.04.128.5
1980†L.A. Lakers1541.2.572.79012.13.11.13.931.9
1981L.A. Lakers344.7.462.71416.74.01.02.726.7
1982†L.A. Lakers1435.2.520.6328.53.61.03.220.4
1983L.A. Lakers1539.2.568.000.7557.72.81.13.727.1
1984L.A. Lakers2136.5.555.7508.23.81.12.123.9
1985†L.A. Lakers191932.1.560.7778.14.01.21.921.9
1986L.A. Lakers141434.9.557.7875.93.51.11.725.9
1987†L.A. Lakers181831.1.530.000.7956.82.0.41.919.2
1988†L.A. Lakers242429.9.464.000.7895.51.5.61.514.1
1989L.A. Lakers151523.4.463.7213.91.3.3.711.1
Career2379037.3.533.000.74010.53.21.02.424.3

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Athletic Honors

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (May 15, 1995)
  • College:
    • 2× Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
    • 2× Oscar Robertson Trophy winner (1967, 1968)
    • 2× UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
    • Three-time First Team All-American (1967–1969)
    • Three-time NCAA champion (1967–1969)
    • Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1967–1969)
    • Naismith College Player of the Year (1969)
    • 3× First-team All-Pac-8 (1967–1969)
    • National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2007)
  • National Basketball Association:
    • Rookie of the Year (1970)
    • Six-time NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
    • NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
    • Sporting News NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
    • Finals MVP (1971, 1985)
    • Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year” (1985)
    • One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996)
    • First player in NBA history to play 20 seasons
    • Ranked No.2 in ESPN’s 100 greatest NBA players of all time #NBArank
  • November 16, 2012 – A statue of Abdul-Jabbar was unveiled in front of Staples Center on Chick Hearn Court, in Los Angeles.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Medal of Freedom at White House

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Books

  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem; Knobler, Peter (1983). Giant Steps. New York: Bantam Books.
  • Kareem, with Mignon McCarthy (1990) ISBN 0-394-55927-4
  • Selected from Giant Steps (Writers’ Voices) (1999) ISBN 0-7857-9912-5
  • Black Profiles in Courage: A Legacy of African-American Achievement, with Alan Steinberg (1996) ISBN 0-688-13097-6
  • A Season on the Reservation: My Sojourn with the White Mountain Apaches, with Stephen Singular (2000) ISBN 0-688-17077-3
  • Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, World War II’s Forgotten Heroes with Anthony Walton (2004) ISBN 978-0-7679-0913-6
  • On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance with Raymond Obstfeld (2007) ISBN 978-1-4165-3488-4
  • What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African American Inventors with Raymond Obstfeld (2012) ISBN 978-0-7636-4564-9
  • Streetball Crew Book One Sasquatch in the Paint with Raymond Obstfeld (2013) ISBN 978-1-4231-7870-5
  • Streetball Crew Book Two Stealing the Game with Raymond Obstfeld (2015) ISBN 978-1423178712
  • Mycroft Holmes with Anna Waterhouse (September 2015) ISBN 978-1-7832-9153-3
  • Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White with Raymond Obstfeld (2016) ISBN 978-1-6189-3171-9
  • Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court (2017) ISBN 978-1538760468
  • Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court (2017) ISBN 978-0316555388
  • Mycroft and Sherlock with Anna Waterhouse (October 9, 2018) ISBN 978-1785659256
  • Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage with Anna Waterhouse (September 24, 2019) ISBN 978-1785659300

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Articles

  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (2010). “What Muhammad Ali meant to me”. USA TODAY. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (April 20, 2015). “Nothing Less Than an Assassination”. Ideas • Race. Time. Vol. 185 no. 14 (South Pacific ed.). p. 23.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (December 9, 2015). “Donald Trump, ISIS’s Candidate”. Time. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (February 22, 2018). “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Race and Redemption in ‘Three Billboards'”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (January 4, 2019). “Why the ‘Green Book’ Controversies Don’t Matter”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (February 14, 2019). “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: LeBron James is bigger than the GOAT debate, he’s a hero for our time”. Newsweek. Retrieved April 30, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (May 30, 2020). “Op-Ed: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 31, 2020.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (July 14, 2020). “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Semitism in Sports and Hollywood?”. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 16, 2020.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Films & TV Series

  • 2019              iZombie (TV Series)
  • 2019              The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
  • 2018              Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
  • 2017 The Comedy Get Down (TV Series)
  • 2016              The Black Eyed Peas: #WHERESTHELOVE (Feat. The World) 
  • 2014              The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
  • 2012              Guys with Kids (TV Series)
  • 2008              Will.i.am: Yes We Can (Video short)
  • 2006              Whitepaddy
  • 2006              Scrubs (TV Series)
  • 2000              The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
  • 1998              Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
  • 1998              basketball
  • 1996              Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
  • 1996              Martin (TV Series)
  • 1995              Slam Dunk Ernest (Video)
  • 1995              Forget Paris
  • 1994              The Critic (TV Series)
  • 1994              The Stand (TV Mini-Series)
  • 1994              D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • 1994              Phenom (TV Series)
  • 1993              Matrix (TV Series)
  • 1991              Uncle Buck (TV Series)
  • 1991              Amen (TV Series)
  • 1990              21 Jump Street (TV Series)
  • 1989              Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie)
  • 1987              Bustin’ Loose (TV Series)
  • 1986              Stop the Madness (Video short)
  • 1982-1985   Diff’rent Strokes (TV Series)
  • 1985              Fletch
  • 1985              Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
  • 1980              Airplane!
  • 1978              Laugh-In (TV Series)
  • 1977              Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
  • 1974              Emergency! (TV Series)
  • 1974              The Game of Death
  • 1971              Mannix (TV Series)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wife & Children, Son, Daughter

Abdul-Jabbar married Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (born Janice Brown) and together they had three children: Habiba, Sultana, Kareem Jr. They divorced in 1978. He’s got another son, Amir, with Cheryl Pistono, and another son, Adam.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Family & Parents

Kareem, born in New York City, was the only child of Cora Lillian and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Net Worth 2020

Kareem Abdul Jabbar is a former American basketball player. The main and primary source of her income came from his coaching and writing. Let’s check how rich Kareem is in 2020?

Net Worth 2020 $ 20 million.
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Basketball player, coach, writer (profession)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Net Worth

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Twitter

Twitter: @kaj33

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Instagram

Instagram: @kareemabduljabbar_33

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Facebook

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaj/

FAQs

Why did Kareem change his name?
Kareem was born in a Christian household called Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., converted to Islam at the age of 24, and changed his name to Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

How much is Kareem Abdul Jabbar worth?
He currently has a net worth of $ 20 million.

Who is Kareem Abdul Jabbar wife?
Habiba Abdul Jabbar (1971-1978)

Is Kareem Abdul Jabbar sick?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar claims that his blood cancer is at the ‘Microscopic stage’ 10 years after diagnosis. Back in December 2008, a basketball icon was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia following hot flashes and sweats. He says he’s feeling all right.

Why did Kareem wear goggles?
Owing to a scratch on his cornea in the junior year and being scratched again during his professional career, he was wearing eye safety goggles.

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