Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Quick Info
Height7 ft 2 in
Weight102 kg
Date of BirthApril 16, 1947
Zodiac SignAries
Eye ColorDark Brown

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former basketball coach and former professional basketball player who is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He had represented the Milwaukee Bucks (1969–1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975–1989) in the NBA. During his illustrious career, he won the NBA Championship 6 times (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988). He was named the NBA ‘Finals MVP’ twice (1971, 1985), the NBA ‘Most Valuable Player’ 6 times (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980), and an NBA ‘All-Star’ 19 times (1970–1977, 1979–1989). He was included in the ‘All-NBA First Team’ 10 times (1971–1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986), the ‘All-NBA Second Team’ 5 times (1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985), the ‘NBA All-Defensive First Team’ 5 times (1974, 1975, 1979–1981), and the ‘NBA All-Defensive Second Team’ 6 times (1970, 1971, 1976–1978, 1984). In 2012, he had been selected by the government of the United States to be its ‘Global Cultural Ambassador’. In 2016, he was honored with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’, among the highest civilian awards in the United States.

Born Name

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.

Nick Name

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lew, Cap, Murdock, Big Fella, The Big A, The Tower from Power

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2020 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Kareem had attended the Power Memorial Academy, an all-boys Catholic high school in New York City. He had then joined the University of California, Los Angeles in 1966 and had graduated from there in 1969 with a major in history.

Occupation

Former Basketball coach, Former Professional Basketball Player

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr. (Transit Police Officer, Jazz Musician) (d. December 9, 2005)
  • Mother – Cora Lillian (née Douglas) (Department Store Price Checker)
  • Others – Cyrus Alcindor (Paternal Grandfather), Venus Alcindor (Paternal Grandmother)

Position

Center

Shirt Number

33 – Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers

Build

Athletic

Height

7 ft 2 in or 218.5 cm

Weight

102 kg or 225 lbs

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2018 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kareem has dated –

  1. Heather Hunter
  2. Pam Grier
  3. Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (1969–1978) – Kareem was married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (born Janice Brown) from 1971 to 1978. They had started dating in 1969, his senior year at UCLA. They have 3 children together – 2 daughters named Sultana Abdul-Jabbar and Habiba Abdul-Jabbar, and a son named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. (b. August 23, 1976) (Actor).
  4. Cheryl Pistono – He has a son named Amir Abdul-Jabbar from his relationship with Cheryl Pistono.

He has another son named Adam Abdul-Jabbar from an unnamed relationship.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-Trinidadian and African-American descent.

Hair Color

Bald

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Towering frame
  • Often sports a goatee
  • Affable smile

Religion

Islam

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2020 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Instagram)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Facts

  1. He had led his high school to 3 successive New York City Catholic championships, including a scarcely believable 71-game winning streak.
  2. Representing UCLA, he had won 3 consecutive national championships and was a record 3-time ‘MVP’ of the NCAA Tournament. His superhuman performances at school and college level had seen him picked 1st overall in the 1st round of the 1969 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
  3. In his 20-year playing career in the NBA, he had led his team to the playoffs 18 times and the NBA Finals on 10 occasions.
  4. At the time of his retirement in 1989, he was the NBA‘s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), field goals made (15,837), defensive rebounds (9,394), and career wins (1,074).
  5. His jersey number, 33, has been retired by both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Featured Image by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Instagram

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