One of the greatest athletes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks. Add to this, he has appeared in numerous television shows and movies.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in 1947, New York City to parents Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr (father) and Cora Lillian (mother). He celebrated his birthday on April 16 under the sun sign of Aries. He holds an American nationality and belongs to black ethnic group.
He had his high school education at Power Memorial Academy where he started playing basketball. Later, he studied at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The NBA star, Kareem was married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (née Janice Brown). They met each other at a Los Angeles Lakers game. The husband and wife tied the knot on May 28, 1971.
They have three children, Habiba, Sultana, and Kareem Jr. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 1978.
After his separation with Janice, he started dating with Cheryl Pistono. But they couldn't push their relationship ahead. However, they had a son, Amir Abdul-Jabbar. Also, he has a son Adam, whose mother is unknown to the public.
A former American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $20 million, as of 2019. He has earned a good sum of money from his successful career.
Beginning 1966, he played for UCLA under John Wooden. In 1969, he was picked by the Milwaukee Bucks for $1.4 million and became the first Naismith College Player.
In addition, he has written so many books, including his autobiography ‘Giant Steps’.
He also played in numerous movies, including ‘Fletch’, ‘Troop Beverly Hills’, ‘Airplane!’, and several TV series, like ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, ‘Martin’, ‘Scrubs’, ‘21 Jump Street’, etc.
He was awarded as the Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament Stats (1967, 1968, and 1969).
In 1978, he has appeared in the movies ‘Game of Death’ along with Bruce Lee.
In 2012, he was selected to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and in 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Currently, he is a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter and a contributing writer for the Guardian.
He is is an American retired professional basketball player.
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