Kareem Abdul Jabbar
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BY: Jonah Camacho 3/3/12 6th period
History -Birthday: April 16 1947 -Birthplace: Harlem, New York city -Real name: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Parents: Father - Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr. Mother-Cora -Siblings: sons,Kareem, Adam Arim, Daughter Habiba, Sultana -Ethnic Background: African American -Education: St. Judeâ€™s parish elementary school, Power memorial High School, St Judeâ€™ parish Middle school, and UCLA (University of Los Angeles) -Kareem Abdul Jabbar had no job before fame and spent most his life on basketball.
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Accomplishments -Went to UCLA from 1965-1969 -Won 3 national championships -Made UCLA basketball team to a 88-2 record -Went to home of fame in 2002 -Joined the Lakers -Made it into college. -Made 38,387 scores in the NBA -NBA first player to play in 20 seasons -Played the most in NBA -Became rookie of the year in 1970 -Made a book about African American inventors -Made sixth most valuable player -U.S Global Cultural Ambassador -Blocked the most shots
-Led his high school teams in 91 victories out of 101 games -Only person in NCAA to be called mostoutstanding player
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Quotes of Kareem Abdul Jabbar - Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.
- A team will always appreciate a great individual if heÂ´s willing to sacrifice for the group. - You canâ€™t win if you donâ€™t play as a unit. - I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. - I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
Credits I want to thank all of these sights that I have been using because it has helped me a lot on this project. This sights I know also helped me on my grade.
- http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/abd0bio-1 http://www.theprovince.com/sports/6015407.bin?size=620x400s Wikepedia.org http://www.biography.com/people/kareem-abdul-jabbar-9174053 http://kareemabduljabbar.com http://www.nba.com/history/players/abduljabbar_summary.html Google.com Microsoft word 2003