Kareem Abdul Jabbar is a professional basketball player. Kareem Abdul Jabbar played in the National Basketball Association for 20 seasons.
Table of Biography
Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born on April 16, 1947. As of now, he is 75 years old. He was born in Harlem, New York, the United States as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was taller than the next people.
Likewise, he led Jack Donahue’s Power Memorial Academy team at school, to win three New York City Catholic championships. After this, he has nicknamed ‘The tower from Power.
The information about his parents is yet not be disclosed. Aries is his zodiac sign. When he was 24 he converted to Islam. Later on, he changed his name from Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Moreover, The seven-foot-one-inch player enrolled at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) while also studying for his degree and soon won three collegiate championships.
Career and Professional Life
Beginning in 1966 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for UCLA under John Wooden. To the team’s record of wins, he was the main contributor. In NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, and 1969) he was awarded the Most Outstanding Player. In 1969, he became the first Naismith College Player of the Year. Likewise, He won the Helms Foundation Player of the Year at UCLA and the USBWA College Player of the Year. He completed studying before declaring for the NBA draft despite his proven prowess.
More about his career
$20 million dollars is the net worth of Kareem Abdul Jabbar. He has earned lots of money in his profession as a professional basketball player. However, he is living a Luxury, happy and lavish life with his family.
Furthermore, Abdul-Jabbar has endorsement deals with AT&T, Adidas, Nestle, and NBA2K. Thus, it can be estimated that he has net worth of over $2 million with this.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a married man. He was married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar. The couple has three children together Habiba, Sultana, and Kareem Jr. Later on, they divorced in 1978 but the reason for the divorce is not updated. Moreover, With his ex-girlfriend Cheryl Pistono he has another son, Adam.
Moreover, in 2008 he was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. In 2011 he took to Twitter to announce that his leukemia had gone. He became a spokesperson for the company that produced his cancer medication named Novartis.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a height of 7 ft 1 inch. His body weight is around 102 kg. Likewise, he has got black eyes and black color hair. Likewise, the other measurements like shoe size, dress size, etc are not disclosed.
Moreover, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has got 1 million followers on his Instagram account. On Twitter, he has got 2.2 million followers. Thus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is active on Facebook and got 1.3 million followers.