Reportase.one, Jakarta – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar birthday today, April 16th. The man with the birth name Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor is now 76 years old or born on April 16, 1947. His career as a reliable basketball player with a gold record for the most points in the NBA basketball competition lasted 40 years.
He managed to score 38,387 points with 17,440 rebounds and 1,189 blocks. He also played roles, became an activist, and a writer.
As previously reported, Kareem started his career while in high school by leading the Power Memorial Academy by winning three consecutive championships. This made it known as ‘The Tower of Power’.
While in the NBA, he also won the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) record six times. In addition, he also won the NBA All-Star record 19 times, 15 times the NBA Selection, and 11 times the NBA All team, and was chosen as the MVP of the NBA Finals twice.
He finished his junior high school with a height of 198 cm and is able to do a dunk shoot. Thanks to his talent and hard work, he has been targeted by many talent scout schools. Until his choice fell on Power Memorial Academy. Kareem became a sports enthusiast, he took part in a number of sports such as base ball, running, swimming and skiing outside of basketball. He is also an avid reader.
US President Barack Obama presents a medal to former world basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, November 22, 2016. REUTERS
After completing his schooling from Power Memorial Academy, he continued his education at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). There he majored in History and English. During his time as a student, he also joined the UCLA basketball team and served as center.
While there he led his team to win 88 times and lose two times. He also received many degrees during his time as a student. Player of the Year twice, First Team All three times and won the NCAA Basket Ball Champion Teams three times in a row and won the award as NCAA The Most Player each year.
During his time as a student, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar studied Islam and then converted to Islam. He is known as a philanthropist because of his various humanitarian activities, one of which was once selling his NBA championship trophy and ring to donate. Four championship rings, three MVP trophies and this memorabilia was sold for almost three million USD to be donated to youth education programs. This is because he wants to give young people a chance to change their lives.
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