Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's birth name is Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He changed his name in 1971 at the age of 24.

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Kareem weighed 5 kg (12 lbs) and was 22,5 inches long at birth.  Now he reached a height of 6 feet 8 inches.

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He was the only child born to his parents. Her father, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr, worked as a transit police officer as well as a jazz musician

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Kareem has been nicknamed The Tower from Power

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as he boycotted the 1968 Summer Olympics to protest the unfair and unequal treatment of African Americans in the United States of America.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships

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Kareem has appeared in many films

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In 1972, Kareem made his acting debut in the late martial art Bruce Lee film titled Game of Death. 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was diagnosed with Leukemia, Blood Cancer in 2008

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Kareem's health concerns include migraines, which he treats with cannabis. In 2015, Kareem underwent surgery after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

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