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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: In a field, waiting for ripening season
Total Points: 428,821,640,864.99
3 straight NYC Catholic HS championships
3 time All American
3 time NCAA Champion
NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player three times.
College Player of the Year in both 1967 and 1969.
He would have been a 4 time NCAA champion had the rules allowed freshman to play on varsity. As a freshman, led the frosh team to a victory over the varsity squad who were the pre-season number one team in the nation.
The dunk was banned in college because of him.
Abdul-Jabbar had an outstanding career at UCLA. As of the 2007-2008 season, Abdul-Jabbar still holds a number of individual records at UCLA — remarkable, in part, because at the time freshmen were ineligible for varsity basketball:
Highest career Scoring Average: 26.4
Most career Field Goals: 943
Most season Points: 870 (1967)
Highest season Scoring Average: 29.0 (1967)
Most season Field Goals: 346 (1967)
Most season Free Throw Attempts: 274 (1967)
Most single game Points: 61
Most single game field goals: 26 (vs. Washington State, 2/25/67)
6 time NBA champion
6 time MVP -won it 4 times in his first 7 seasons
In his rookie season, led the team to a 56-26 record (up from 27-55 the previous year) 2nd in the league in scoring (28.8), 3rd in rebounding (14.5), blocks weren't accounted for then. Won ROY.
In his second year as a pro, won the MVP, scoring title (31.7), first NBA championship (4-0) and Finals MVP.
Repeated as scoring champion and MVP in his 3rd season.
Rebounds - 17,440 (3rd most in NBA history)
Blocks - 3,189 (3rd most in NBA history) (Note: blocks were not officially tabulated until the 1973-74 season)
Holds NBA career record for:
Most points - 38,387
Most minutes played (57,446)
Most field goals made (15,837)
Most field goals attempted (28,307)
Most All-Star selections (19)
Most All-Star games played (18)
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (May 15, 1995)
Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
Three-time First Team All-American (1967-69)
Three-time NCAA champion (1967, 1968, 1969)
Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, 1969)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1969)
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2007)
National Basketball Association:
Rookie of the Year (1970)
Six-time NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
Sporting News NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
Finals Most Valuable Player (1971, 1985)
From one end of the spectrum to the other, nobody put it down like Kareem.