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)
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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.
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