Abdul-Jabbar honored, inducted into California Hall of Fame

abdul-jabbar-mic-handLegendary NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recently honored and inducted into the California Hall of Fame, Fox news reported.

The inductees walked the red carpet prior to the ceremony outside of Sacramento’s California Museum. The award ceremony took place inside the museum.

Abdul-Jabbar, who is also an author, activist and a broadcaster won a lot of awards in his life, but this one, he said he will treasure.

“I’ve been a California resident now so long,” he said.  “And it’s nice to be recognized and honored like this.”

Abdul-Jabbar was  a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.

In 1996, he was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Abdul-Jabbar played 1560 games in the NBA, averaging 24.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg in 36.8 mpg.

The 8th annual class of inductees is made up of some instantly recognizable icons, and others who are lesser known but have made giant contributions.

Other inductees included Oscar-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, music mogul Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, Award-winning author Joan Didion, late civil rights activist Charlotta Bass, late scientist Stephen Schneider and others.


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