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Kareem Abdul- Jabbar

1947

Athlete

Stellar 7-foot-2 inch basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, born Lew Alcindor, played more games and scored more points than anyone in NBA history. Abdul-Jabbar won most- valuable player honors an unprecedented six times and helped secure six league championships for his team. He was also a champion player at UCLA, where he led his team to three national titles.

Bibliography:

Helen Borrello ; introduction by Chuck Daly. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Chelsea House Publishers, c1995.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Alan Steinberg ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Black Profiles In Courage: A legacy of African American achievement. New York: William Morrow and Co., c1996.

R. Thomas Cobourn. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Basketball Great. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c1995