NBA fans will have most certainly heard of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After all, he is a 6x NBA champion and former leader of the NBA’s All-Time leading scorers list, As all NBA fans will be aware, LeBron James recently broke Kareem’s record by scoring 38 points against the OKC Thunder.
Kareem was amongst the audience watching this game and has been through quite a lot in his life. Both as a basketball player and as a social activist. His own son, Adam was even arrested and charged with assault. While there is no denying that incidents like these bring a bad name upon the Jabbar family, fans must still want to know what happened and more context to the situation.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son Adam was arrested for stabbing a neighbor
Sometimes, even people from positions of power in society cannot restrain themselves and show control in several social circumstances. Adam Abdul-Jabbar was born into a family of great wealth.
Therefore, the shock amongst the NBA world when we found out he was being arrested was largely due to the greatness and standards set by Adam’s father Kareem. After all, very few children can live up to the expectations set for them by both their parents and society.
We can try to understand how Kareem felt when he got the news that his son was being charged and arrested on assault charges. According to the police reports, Adam was arrested after he stabbed his neighbor multiple times in Orange County, a region in California that is somewhat close to Los Angeles.
As a result of committing this crime, Adam was charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon. This began turning into a troubling situation that had the potential to change Kareem’s son’s life forever. Thankfully for him, the victim did not die and damage to him\her was considered non-life-threatening.
That certainly prevented murder charges from falling on Adam. He was arrested without incident and did not create too much of a scene. His father’s contacts and influence might have also played a role in dulling the impact of this crime. This was despite the fact that Adam had a history of substance abuse.
Adam was sentenced to spend 180 days in prison. Moreover, it was also possible for him to carry through with this sentencing via house imprisonment. He was able to carry out the punishment and move on with his life.
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