Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Drafted #1 Overall in the 1969 NBA Draft
Milwaukee Bucks 1969-75
Los Angeles Lakers 1975-89

Career Averages:

24.6 points – 11.2 rebounds – 3.6 assists – 2.6 blocks

Accolades:

19x All-Star
2x Scoring Champ
1x Rebounding Champ
4x Blocks Champ
15x All-NBA Team
11x All-Defense Team
6x NBA Champion
6x MVP
2x Finals MVP

Record Books:

2nd in Games Played
1st in Minutes Played
1st in Field Goals Made
11th in Free Throws Made
4th in Total Rebounds
3rd in Blocks
1st in Points
16th in Points Per Game
8th in Blocks Per Game
13th in Player Efficiency Rating
1st in Win Shares

Kareem is the greatest scorer of all-time. His dominance was legendary. His hook shot made guys like Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Walton, and Moses Malone look like children trying to defend it. He could run the floor, pass the ball, and rebound all at a Hall of Fame level. He has a case to be considered the greatest player of all-time, but often gets overlooked because today’s fans are more familiar with LeBron James and Michael Jordan. His dominance bordered on unfair in his early days, which prompted the NCAA to ban dunking from the game in an attempt to bring Kareem (then Lew Alcinder) back down to earth. Unfortunately for the NCAA, it didn’t work. For those of you who haven’t seen him play, enjoy this video of some of Kareem’s greatest hits.

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