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Item # 554739
April 15, 1972
THE SPORTING NEWS, from St. Louis, Missouri, dated April 15, 1972
* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
* Lewis Alcindor
* Nice for display
Full front page has a color photo of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform, on the bench taking a break during a game. Has a full page report inside.
This issue is loaded with various port's news within its 56 pages. Nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr.; April 16, 1947) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. During his 20 years in the NBA from 1969 to 1989, he scored 38,387 points – the highest total of any player in league history – in addition to winning a record six Most Valuable Player Awards. He was known for his "Skyhook" shot, which was famously difficult to block because it put his 7' 2" body between the basket and the ball. Abdul-Jabbar's success began well before his professional career; in college, he played on three championship teams, and his high school team won 71 consecutive games.
Abdul-Jabbar (Alcindor at the time) grew up in the Inwood neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a police officer and jazz musician. College took him to Los Angeles, and he returned there for 14 seasons in the NBA after six seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. In 1971, several years after converting to Islam, he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Since retiring from basketball, he has been known as a successful coach and author, and a sometimes actor.
Category: The 20th Century