LEGENDARY player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from the sport on March 20, 1989, after an impressive career with Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
During his 20 seasons as a player in the NBA, he won the MVP award a record six times and was named an NBA All-Star on 19 occasions. He won six NBA championships as a player and two as an assistant coach.
When he retired, he was NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560) and minutes played (57,446).
Using his trademark skyhook shot, Abdul-Jabbar established himself as one of the league’s top scorers. He played last 14 seasons of his career with Lakers and won five additional NBA championships.
He remains AS the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, and is ranked third all-time in both rebounds and blocks.