November 16, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Irvin “Magic” Johnson on stage during the ceremony unveiling the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue in front of the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
1990 – On the night that the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Charlotte Hornets, 109-97, at the Forum, the Lakers retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s No. 33 in honor of his very impressive career. He was a six-time champion, two-time Finals MVP, six-time regular season MVP and 19-time All-Star. Abdul-Jabbar would be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1995.
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