Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor a.k.a. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as a young man in New York City. Photo by Richard Avedon.
1965: A seven-foot, 17-year-old athlete, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., stood with teammates at the championship game for Catholic high schools.
Future NBA Hall of Famer and UCLA Bruins star Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) being fitted for trousers with a inseam, Beverly Hills, 1971
Lew Alcindor of the UCLA Bruins and the future Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes two points while sailing over Stan Green (No. 23) and Rich Wright of Georgia Tech.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA Debut 29pts 12reb 6a 4stl 3blk (Pistons at Bucks, 10.18.1969 Highlights) - YouTube
Abdul-Jabbar lines up a free-throw. He started wearing goggles in order to avoid damage to his corneas.
April 1, 1968 issue of Sports Illustrated shows Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) playing for UCLA against Houston. (Rich Clarkson/Sports Illustrated)
... on a trading card, Abdul-Jabbar was a lanky kid growing up in New York City. Born on April 16, 1947, his birth name was Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor ...
🏀🏀FINAL FOUR RETRO: Back When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Was Still Known As Lew Alcindor, He Was So Incredibly Great That The White Guys Who Ran The NCAA Changed ...
The relationship between Lew Alcindor and the legendary John Wooden transcended sports, and lasted a
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once demanded out of Milwaukee. Today, he looks back on his time here with great fondness.
Basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (center), then Lew Alcindor, speaks at a news conference at the Power Memorial High School gymnasium in New York City.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses the Power of Reading, His Writing Process, and His YA Memoir Becoming Kareem
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 38,387 points, 17,440 rebounds, 5,660 assists, 3,189 blocks, six MVP awards, and five NBA championships in the 1970s and '80s.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Arabic: كريم عبد الجبار Karīm 'Abd al-Jabbār; born Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcindor, Jr., April 16, 1947) is an American retired ...
The Tall Boy design (2-1/2" by 4-11/16") of his rookie made it difficult to preserve in high grade. The card, which features the young superstar in a ...
... answer audience questions and talk about the key mentors in his life he says helped him achieve his goals along the way. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Abdul-Jabbar displaying his trademark sky-hook against the Boston Celtics in the late 1980s, shortly before his retirement.
NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar poses at the signing of "A Season On The Reservation," his new book about his sojourn with the White Mountain Apaches, ...
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