On This Date in NBA History: April 16, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born

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

1947 – Happy 66th birthday to Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) who spent 20 seasons in the league. He won six titles, six Most Valuable Player awards and two NBA Finals MVP awards. In addition, Abdul-Jabbar was a 19-time All-Star and scored the most points all-time.

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