Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has received more than 16,816,120 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the 2nd most popular basketball player (up from 3rd in 2019), the 285th most popular biography from United States (up from 436th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Basketball Player.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is most famous for being a professional basketball player and the all-time leading scorer in the National Basketball Association.

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Among basketball players, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 2 out of 1,264Before him are Michael Jordan. After him are Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen.

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Among people born in 1947, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 13Before him are Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, and O. J. Simpson. After him are Paul Auster, Carlos Santana, Florentino Pérez, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Iggy Pop, and Tom Clancy.

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Among people born in United States, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 285 out of 15,968Before him are Norbert Wiener (1894), Tim Cook (1960), Spencer Tracy (1900), Brian De Palma (1940), Jimmy Wales (1966), and Man Ray (1890). After him are Eli Wallach (1915), Fred Astaire (1899), Jack Ruby (1911), Christopher Walken (1943), Paul Samuelson (1915), and George Herbert Mead (1863).


Among basketball players born in United States, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 2Before him are Michael Jordan (1963). After him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

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