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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born on 16 April, 1947, in New York, U.S. His real name is Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a professional basketball player. He played 20 NBA seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks & the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kareem was a tall boy from a young age. At the age of 9, he reached a height of around 5 feet, 9 inches (173 cm).
During his high school basketball career, Kareem earned the nickname "The Tower from Power", due to his height & excellent game skills.
During his college career, he was the only basketball player to win the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award three times.
Alcindor got an offer of $1 million from the Globetrotters to play for them but he refused the offer & later, in 1969, was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.
At the age of 24, he changed his religion to Islam after winning his first NBA title with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The meaning of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's name is "the noble one, servant of the Almighty" in Arabic.
Kareem is a 6 time NBA champion, 6 time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 19 time NBA All-Star & 2 time Mr. Basketball USA.
He retired at the age of 42, and at the time of his retirement, Kareem was the NBA's all-time leader in points (38,387).
Kareem made his film debut in Bruce Lee's 1972 film Game of Death. So far he has acted in at least 19 films.
In 2016, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
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