NBA Superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar visits San Pedro and presents Mayor Daniel Guerrero with a token and an autographed jersey.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. During his career as a center, Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. A member of six NBA championship teams as a player and two as an assistant coach, Abdul-Jabbar twice was voted NBA Finals MVP. In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. NBA coach Pat Riley and players Isiah Thomas and Julius Erving have called him the greatest basketball player of all time. (Wikipedia)
Click photos for more pictures!
San Pedro welcomes NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
American National Basketball Association (NBA) Hall of Famer and six time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Kareem Abdul- Jabbar is on Ambergris Caye. During a 20 year career with NBA franchise Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks Abdul-Jabbar set records and today remains the NBA’s all -time leading scorer with 38,387 points.
In 2007 Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) also named Abdul-Jabbar the greatest center of all time and in 2008 the greatest player in college basketball history. The San Pedro Sun takes this time out to welcome Abdul-Jabbar to La Isla Bonita.
Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun
Abdul Jabaar Trying To Score a Property in Belize?
Kareem Abdul Jabaar is the all time leading scorer in the NBA - and now it looks like he's trying to scroe some property in Belize. Jabaar has been sighted in Belize since Wednesday - and we saw him in San Pedro this morning where the 7 foot two inch basketball great was definitely the tallest guy we've ever seen getting into a Cessna Caravan.
Jabaar firmly declined an interview - but we do know that the 68 year old had a quadruple coronary bypass and had a battle with cancer in 2009. Reports say that he is looking for a vacation home in Belize which took him to san Pedro, and then reportedly, to Orange Walk this morning. Again, Jabaar would not comment on any of his plans when we spoke to him - and his publicist would only tell us that he will do press "next time."