Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, formerly known as Lew Alcindor, changed his name in n1971. With his new name, he kept winning individual and team awards. With Milwaukee Bucks, he got a total of three times MVP of the season, a title as champion of the NBA in 1971, being MVP of the finals and went five times between All-NBA Team Four in the first team and one on the second. At that time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was beginning to be compared with power forward NBA idol, Wilt Chamberlain. Precisely because of the removal of Pennsylvania, Abdul-Jabbar ended up in Los Angeles Lakers where he was to forget the successes of skilled and lanky power forward that he is comparing both. And he certainly did, beginning his first season with many admirers who trusted him, and detractors who believed impossible well at LA Lakers.
Abdul-Jabbar was always dedicated to prove himself. He succeeded, and in his first season in Los Angeles, an MVP award helped his team to get ten victories over the disastrous last season, where the Lakers’ Chamberlain noted down. Even so, in the early years in Lakers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar could not win too many trophies for his team, the Los Angeles Lakers relied heavily on young winger, who could not only lead the team. So it was decisive arrival of the revered Michigan player Ervin ‘Magic’ Johnson, elected in the 1979 Draft. ‘Magic’ Johnson and Abdul-Jabbar in the field were as the delight of all basketball fans. So much so that it is still remembered as one of the best duos in history. In fact, Kareem and Johnson were called ‘Showtime’ for the beauty and spectacle that aroused worldwide. Thanks to this, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar got to win five NBA championships more than with his previous team in 1971. And 1985 was again decisive in the end, getting the second time in his career, MVP of the NBA Finals.
Kareem retired from professional basketball in 1989. His whole career demonstrated how successful he was passing through the NBA. Moreover, in his last season as a professional, Kareem was applauded in all the fields where his team played, thus, recognizing the great work of the US player. After his retirement, Kareem received countless expressions of admiration, everything from songs from famous musicians who idolized him and many books. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has certainly been one of the best centers that have gone through the world of basketball. Now to enjoy your basketball game like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,