American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem Originally Lew Alcindor. Born 1947. American basketball player. As a center for the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989) he became the all-time leading scorer in National Basketball Association history in 1984.
“The Los Angeles Lakers had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and James Worthy on the same roster playing with a strong cast of extras.”
“Highlights include Stewart using the Corbomite Maneuver from "Star Trek" on Colbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar trying to convince Colbert that not all Muslims are scary, and a certain "Star Wars" droid's surprise appearance.”
“He pretended to distrust all Muslims until one of his heroes, basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is Muslim, came on the stage.”
“They brought out Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to show that not all Muslims are terrorists.”
“In the middle of the date, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar showed up.”
“He finished a 15-year career with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards with 32,292 points — the third-highest total in league history, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.”
“Manning joined the truly elite of team sports: Wayne Gretzky (9), Barry Bonds (7) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (6), the leaders for MVP awards in their sports.”
“That's the formula that led so many franchises to titles, and the NBA record book is littered with centers who were finals MVPs: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Willis Reed and Hakeem Olajuwon just to name a few.”
“I come from the city that produced Connie Hawkins, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate “Tiny” Archibald.”
“Another top sale was the $2.5 million sale of a townhouse at 30 W. 120th St. owned through a limited liability company by basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .”
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