On This Date in NBA History: March 21, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Jersey Retired

Mar 3, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the leading scorer in Milwaukee Bucks and NBA history, throws a souvenir ball to fans during game against the Utah Jazz at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-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 jersey 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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