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Today’s Topic: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar enters the Hall of Fame
The all-time leading scorer in NBA history, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, got his moment of hoops immortality on May 15, 1995 when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Abdul-Jabbar was among seven individuals — which included Vern Mikkelsen, former NBA coach John Kundla and former NBA referee Earl Strom — to be inducted into that HOF class.
Throughout his career, Abdul-Jabbar set many records and redefined what center play in the NBA was like in the 1970s and ’80s. To honor his Hall of Fame moment, we take this Throwback Thursday to look back at Abdul-Jabbar’s storied career.
(NOTE: Click the “caption” icon below the photo for details about each moment.)
Gallery: TBT: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career
What do you most remember about Abdul-Jabbar? Leave your comments below!