|NBA draft||1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall|
|Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks|
How many years was Kareem in college?
UCLA went 88-2 in his three seasons, and twice he was named college Player of the Year. In the NBA, the 7-foot-2 center helped his teams win six championships (one with the Milwaukee Bucks, five with the Los Angeles Lakers).
Did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar go to college?
Did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar grow up poor?
Kareem Abdul Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr., on April 16, 1947, in New York City, the only child of Ferdinand and Cora Alcindor. He grew up in middle-class circumstances in Inwood, an upper Manhattan neighborhood.
Who is the best high school basketball player of all time?
1. Lew Alcindor. Lew Alcindor’s legend as a high school player transcended even the sports media. As a senior at Power Memorial, he was written up in Time magazine—a story including a quote from no less than Wilt Chamberlain, calling him “the greatest high school player I’ve ever seen.”
How many times did Kareem go to the finals?
Over his 20-year NBA career, his teams succeeded in making the playoffs 18 times and got past the first round 14 times; his teams reached the NBA Finals on 10 occasions.