Kareem Abdul Jabbar is a retired professional basketball player who represented the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association from 1969 to 1989. He played as a Center and his jersey number was 33. Kareem is also a coach, an actor and a recognised author.
In 1966 before his international career began, Abdul played for the UCLA Bruins from 1966 to 1969 where he was coached by John Wooden. In his span of stay at the UCLA he helped the team to win 88 matches in three years. He also won many awards for his remarkable achievements. For three consecutive Abdul won the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA tournament and also the Naismith College Player of the year in 1969.
In 1969 due to his outstanding performances in the NCAA tournament he was drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks. In the 1970-71 season the Bucks went on to win 66 games in which they won 20 consecutive games. In 1974 he had a remarkable season where his average was 34.8 ppg and 14.5 rpg. He had very successful career at the Bucks.
In 1975 Abdul was drafted to the Los Angeles Lakers. He had a dream start to his debut season. He was the leading player in the rebounds and scored an average of 27.7 ppg. He also stands for the only man having a defensive rebound record of 1,111 in a single season.
In 1979 Michael Johnson was also drafted to the L.A. Lakers. Abdul showed a tremendous amount of improvement playing with the young and talented Johnson. On June 28, 1989 Abdul took his retirement from international basketball.