Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's birth name is Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He changed his name in 1971 at the age of 24.
Kareem weighed 5 kg (12 lbs) and was 22,5 inches long at birth. Now he reached a height of 6 feet 8 inches.
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
Kareem has been nicknamed The Tower from Power
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.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won six NBA championships
Kareem has appeared in many films
In 1972, Kareem made his acting debut in the late martial art Bruce Lee film titled Game of Death.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was diagnosed with Leukemia, Blood Cancer in 2008
Kareem's health concerns include migraines, which he treats with cannabis. In 2015, Kareem underwent surgery after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.