Kareem Abdul-Jabbar parents: Meet Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor and Cora Lillian 

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an American former professional basketball player who played for 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar age

He was born on April 16, 1947. Which means he is 75 years old.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar height

He stands at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weight

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He weighs 225 lb (102 kg).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar biography

The only child of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr., a transit police officer and jazz pianist, and Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. was born in Harlem, New York City.

He was relocated to the Dyckman Street projects in the Inwood section of Upper Manhattan when he was 3 years old, where he grew up.

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Alcindor was 22+12 inches (57 cm) long and weighed 12 lb 11 oz (5.75 kg) at birth. For his age, he was always incredibly tall. He was already 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) tall at the age of nine. Alcindor experienced a lot of depression as a teen as a result of the comments and looks regarding his height.

In high school, Alcindor started his record-breaking basketball career by leading the Power Memorial Academy team under coach Jack Donohue to three consecutive New York City Catholic championships, a 71-game winning streak, and a 79-2 overall record. He gained the moniker “The Tower from Power” as a result. His 2,067 total points set a high school record in New York City.

When Alcindor was in the 10th and 11th grades, the team won the national high school boys basketball title, and they finished second his senior year. After Donohue called him a “nigger” in his final season, their friendship became tense.

Who are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar parents?

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Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor and Cora Lillian are Kareem Abdul-jabbar’s parents. His mom was a department store price checker while his father was a transit police officer and jazz musician.


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