Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy 67th Birthday Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!

Today is the 67th birthday of the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! Many know of his accomplishments in the Basketball arena:

From's profile and Wiki:

When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the game in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more All-Star Games or logged more seasons. His list of personal and team accomplishments is perhaps the most awesome in league history: Rookie of the Year, member of six NBA championship teams, six-time NBA MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP, 19-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion, and a member of the NBA 35th and 50th Anniversary All-Time Teams. He also owned eight playoff records and seven All-Star records. No player achieved as much individual and team success as did Abdul-Jabbar.
At the time of his retirement in 1989, Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA's all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), and personal fouls (4,657). He remains the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, and is ranked 3rd all-time in both rebounds and blocks. In 2007 ESPN voted him the greatest center of all time, and in 2008 they named him the "greatest player in college basketball history". Abdul-Jabbar has also been an actor, a basketball coach, and a best-selling author. In 2012, he was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador.

Visitors to this site should know him as a martial artist ... as well as a student/friend of the late Bruce Lee.

But did you know that he is also an actor, U.S. global cultural ambassador, historian, and best-selling author (8 books!)? Multi-talented doesn't even begin to describe the Great Kareem Abdul Jabbar!

On this most special of days, I wish you, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Enjoy the videos!

Top 10 plays

Top 10 - The Longest Skyhooks

The Unstoppable Sky Hook

Game of Death theatrical release 

Game of Death - lost footage 

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