Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the highest leading scorer in NBA with 38,387 points, was yesterday pushed to second place by LeBron James. However, in his 20 seasons, he had quite a good career. According to sources, as of 2023, Kareem’s net worth is around $25 million.
Born on April 16, 1947, in New York City, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s birth name was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. His basketball career began during his high schooling at the Power Memorial Academy in New York. Playing there he led his team toward three city championships and to a 71-game winning stripe.
Before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, he was New York City’s all-time leading scorer
Big Lew dropped 2,067 at Power Memorial high school as it went 95-6 and won 3 straight championships
The undisputed Goat of New York Basketball pic.twitter.com/ZqheXC1pt3
— New York Basketball (@NBA_NewYork) February 7, 2023
Following this, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and continued playing basketball there. At UCLA, he was a three-time All-American and led his team to three national championships. Apart from this, he earned the title of the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament in 1967 and 1969.
Thus, while talking about his professional career, his 20 seasons in NBA and the earnings he made is to be looked after.
How much did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar earn in the NBA?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was drafted into NBA in 1969 as the first overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played there for six seasons. Playing there he earned the MVP title and was a six-time All-Star. Following this, in 1975, he was then traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he played for 14 seasons. Apart from this, he led the Lakers toward five NBA championships.
Thus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his 20 seasons in NBA got several achievements. He won six NBA championships, 6 MVPs, and 19 All-Star teams. Apart from this, he averaged 24.6 points per game which earned him the position of All-Time Leading Score. However, in 1989, he retired from NBA and his professional life.
Thus, besides his professional basketball career, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was also an author. He has written several books related to history and social issues and a memoir. Apart from this, he is also a filmmaker, as both a producer and director, and made some films and documentaries. Some of them include a film based on the Harlem Renaissance and a documentary on the life of Bruce Lee.
Thus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the peak of his NBA career was one of the highest-paid players with a salary of $7 million per year. Besides this, he had several endorsement deals with Coca-Cola, Pioneer, and Converse. However, in his last four seasons, his net worth was around $8.5 million. But no information is available on the earnings that he made throughout his career.
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