Hey, Sports Fans!
This time of year, people are typically deep in the basketball frenzy of March Madness, but this year is different as we all know sporting events are all canceled indefinitely. With basketball currently missing from everyone’s lives right now, I thought we could celebrate one of the all-time greats and true record setter of Basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Throughout the performance of his entire career, Kareem had accumulated more points scored than any other NBA player. It’s a big number—ready?!! Kareem has 38, 387 points all to his name! That’s almost 1500 more points than Karl Malone who holds the second most points scored. And near 5000 more than LeBron James who comes in third highest.
Kareem won a league-record of six MVP awards as well as a couple of Finals MVP awards. He also earned six championship rings and won a record of 19 NBA All-Star call-ups. He was honored 15 times on NBA first or second teams. For each game he averaged 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.6 defensive blocks. Those are fantastic averages.
Truly a legendary presence in the world of professional basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shadows the amazing achievements of plenty of other basketball players such as Bill Russel, Wilt Chamberlain, or Michael Jordan who has already had two posts written about him here on the Blog—check one out by clicking here and another one by clicking right here.
While he certainly didn’t invent the game of basketball (you can read all about who did with the recent post about Dr. James Naismith out of Springfield, Massachusetts), Kareem will likely remain the leading basketball all-star athlete of the NBA for many years and decades to come. Learn more about this great record-setting athlete from our past on your own and, as always, thanks for reading, Everybody.