Life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Life of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. By Nick Nekola. Born on April 16, 1947 In New York City, New York. Parents originally gave him the name Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. Later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar which means generous servant of God. Attended college at UCLA. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Life of Kareem Abdul-JabbarLife of Kareem Abdul-JabbarBy Nick NekolaBorn on April 16, 1947In New York City, New YorkParents originally gave him the name Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.Later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar which means generous servant of GodAttended college at UCLAWhile attended college, He obtained the following records:Highest career scoring average: 26.4 Most career field goals: 943 Most points in a season: 870 Highest season scoring average: 29.0 Most field goals in a season: 346 Most free throw attempts in a season: 274 Most points in a single game: 61 Most field goals in a single game: 26 Professional CareerJoined NBA in 1969 playing for the Milwaukee Bucks Won the Rookie of the Year awardNamed Finals MVP in 1970-1971 seasonTraded to LA Lakers in 1975Won six MVP awardsRetired at the end of the 1989 seasonKareem Abdul-Jabbar is widely known for his signature move the skyhookSince 2005, Kareem has been an assistant coach for the LA LakersKareem is considered one of the best basketball players of all timeKareem Abdul JabbarIs the all time leading scorer with 38,387 pointsWon 6 regular season MVPsWon 2 Finals MVPsThird all-time in registered blocks(3,189)

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