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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( kə-REEM ab-DOOL jə-BAR; 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 Team member, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. He was a member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two more as an assistant coach, and was twice voted NBA Finals MVP. He was named to three NBA anniversary teams (35th, 50th, and 75th). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has received more than 22,954,716 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the 2nd most popular basketball player, the 306th most popular biography from United States (down from 285th 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 1,268Before him are Michael Jordan. After him are Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.

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Among people born in 1947, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 16Before him are James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, Dilma Rousseff, Mario Draghi, Josep Borrell, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. After him are O. J. Simpson, Michael Porter, Takeshi Kitano, Paul Auster, Tom Clancy, and Carlos Santana.

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Among people born in United States, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ranks 306 out of 18,182Before him are Ezra Pound (1885), Audie Murphy (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Fred Astaire (1899), Grover Cleveland (1837), and Chuck Berry (1926). After him are Arthur Miller (1915), Warren G. Harding (1865), Jean Seberg (1938), Louise Glück (1943), Emily Greene Balch (1867), and Susan Sarandon (1946).


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

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