Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is undoubtedly one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He has been on the news for quite a while. However, it is something that he would not like. LeBron James is less than 200 points away from breaking his All-Time scoring record. Kareem has dominated that record for 38 years, and it is not an easy feat to accomplish. With that said let’s look at some of the nicknames he got during his career.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played as a center for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The Milwaukee Bucks drafted him 1st overall in the 1969 NBA Draft. He played for the Bucks for 6 years and won the first-ever NBA title in franchise history. He then went to the Los Angeles Lakers for the next 14 years of his career.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is not the name he was first referred to. His initial name was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He changed his name when he converted to Islam when he was at UCLA in 1971. Jabbar, since his childhood was very tall, in fact, he was 6’8″ when he was in 8th grade, making dunks a piece of cake for him.
Kareem had nicknames such as, “Lew,” “The Big A,” “The Captain,” and “The Tower from Power.” He has had many nicknames, he is referred to as ‘The Captain’, for obvious reasons. He is the long-time Lakers captain, and it stuck with him long after. ,
How did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar get the nickname “The Tower from Power?”
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went to Power Memorial Academy for his high school in New York. However, the school has been long closed, and Kareem set numerous records during his high school days. He led his team to a 71-game win streak with a record of 79-2. He was the two-time national Mr. Basketball USA and a three-time Parade All-American.
Most points scored at the Center position:
He has been referred to as Lew, The Tower from Power, Big Fella, Big A and Cap!
Currently, most points scored in the NBA and most FGM – Kareem Abdul Jabbar skyhooked his way to…
38,387 Points Scored
1,560 Games Played
55.9% FG pic.twitter.com/CsUZsPP7eS
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Due to his astonishing height, he dominated the court like no other. Hence, the nickname “The Tower from Power” stuck with him. Kareem played for UCLA in college and won 3 consecutive NCAA basketball championships with them. He won the MVP in all his NCAA tournaments. In 1969, became the first-ever Naismith College Player of the Year.
Nobody needs a second look to recognize the record holder for the most points in the NBA. However, that record may not stand for long, as LeBron James is motoring toward it. That said, nothing can take away the greatness at which Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played the game. Kareem averaged 24.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 7.9 rebounds in his NBA career.
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