Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Class Of 1969

His Ability Went Over Most People's Heads.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar helped bring three National Championships to UCLA during his college career. While setting numerous school records that still stand today—including highest career scoring average, most points in a season and in a single game, as well as four other records—he also earned a degree in history. His signature "sky-hook" shot, where he arched his 7'2" frame and released the ball at its highest point, proved to be near impossible to block and contributed to Abdul-Jabbar winning six NBA Championships, six NBA MVPs and becoming the reigning all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Transcending basketball to become a cultural icon, Abdul-Jabbar has starred in films, authored several books and was named Cultural Ambassador of the United States by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012.

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