|Birthname||Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.|
|born on||16 April 1947 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )|
|Place||Harlem (New York County), New York, 40n48, 73w57|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||26°08' 04°03 Asc. 25°56'|
American basketball star and collegiate champion who made his professional start with the Milwaukee Braves in 1969. He was voted the Most Outstanding Player of the 1970-1971 season. With parents both over 6' tall (183 cm), he grew to 7'2" (218 cm). Abdul-Jabbar likes jazz and his privacy. With an income of some $2 million a year, he had a $41.75 million home in Bel Air, California, which burned down in 1985.
In 1976, he sued his former business manager for $55 million for mismanagement of funds. He himself was sued in February 1987 for $150,000 owed in loans and big debts. In March 1989 he was convicted of misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident the previous April when he reportedly shoved another person at a shopping mall in Phoenix, Arizona.
Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989 after 20 seasons and six championships. He is the author of "Giant Steps," 1983 "Kareem," 1990 and "Black Profiles in Courage," 1996.
On 15 March 1996, the retired Los Angeles Lakers center was arrested by U.S. Customs officials for the possession of six grams of marijuana at an airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He paid a $500 fine and was released. Abdul-Jabbar's run-ins with the law continued when, on 29 December 1997, criminal charges were filed stemming from a confrontation where the basketball star pinned a man to the ground at a Los Angeles mini-mall because of a parking dispute. He was arraigned on the charges on 29 January 1998.
On 10 November 2009 it was announced that he was suffering from leukemia; he had evidently received his diagnosis nearly a year earlier in December 2008.
- lover relationship with Grier, Pam (born 26 May 1949). Notes: Fiancee
- compare to chart of Chamberlain, Wilt (born 21 August 1936)
- Work : New Career 1969 (Debut with Milwaukee Braves)
- Crime : Law suit 1976 (Sued business manager)
- Misc. : Trauma from Nature 1985 (House burned down)
- Work : Retired 1989 (Retired after 20 seasons)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1990 (Autobiography, Kareem)
Helen Allen quotes him in Dell, 7/1968.
Sy Scholfield quoted same data from his autobiography, Kareem, co-written with Mignon McCarthy (Random House, 1990), page 22: "in the same hospital in Harlem, Sydenham... She [Barbara Nielson] was born at 7:30 in the morning and I was born at 6:30 that night—and we ended up in the same housing project."
- Traits : Body : Race (Black, African-American)
- Traits : Body : Size (7 ft 2 in/ 2.18 m)
- Traits : Body : Weight (225 lb/ 102 kg)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Arrested for possession 1998)
- Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (20 yrs in basketball)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Extravagant (Ran up huge debts)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Huge debts, mismanagement)
- Lifestyle : Home : Property damage (Home fire)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Assaulted man in mini-mall)
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Lawsuit instigated (Manager for mismanagment of funds)
- Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (For large debts)
- Personal : Birth : Unusual circumstances (Weighed 12 lb 11 oz/ 5.75 kg)
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name
- Vocation : Sports : Basketball
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Kareem)
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Most Outstanding Player)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book