There is no team that has compiled the collection of stars over time that the Los Angeles Lakers have. From Mikan, West, Magic, and Kobe, the Lakers have a legacy unmatched in professional sports.
With all of the greatness that has come through Los Angeles, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always stood out on his own as a one of a kind talent.
There is no player that ever had the sustained run of dominance that Kareem had. Kareem averaged at least 21 points in his first 16 seasons, something no one else can claim.
He is the NBA’s all-time leader in points, field goals made, and minutes played. He is a 19-time All-Star, a six-time MVP, and a two-time NBA Finals MVP.
His legacy is something that will likely never be matched. No one has even come close to surpassing his career record for points scored.
Simply put, Kareem is one of, if not, the greatest player the NBA has ever seen and we at Lakers Nation are proud to wish Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a happy 67th birthday today.
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