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Dr. J: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Is The NBA GOAT


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Posted August 05, 2010 - 10:29 PM

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Posted August 05, 2010 - 11:22 PM

The words Kareem and GOAT are a natural fit. Maintaining the highest forms of excellence, the longest and best. Also an NCAA college GOAT/Legend and a most revered, humble, and beloved personality. Although, he reigns over professional and college statistic categories and has a wealth of championships and unrivaled association MVPs, vanity and pride were absent due to his gracious nature.

Edited by KareemSkyhookMVP, August 05, 2010 - 11:25 PM.

Derek Fisher is the heart and soul of our team.
- Kobe Bryant

You can't win without Derek Fisher. He is the best leader probably in basketball.
- Magic Johnson

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 04:32 AM

Although, he reigns over professional and college statistic categories and has a wealth of championships and unrivaled association MVPs, vanity and pride were absent due to his gracious nature.

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Probably had a lot to do with some of the lessons the late John Wooden taught him as well.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 05:24 AM

lol

Pau Gasol is GONE


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Posted August 06, 2010 - 01:55 PM

+1

Probably had a lot to do with some of the lessons the late John Wooden taught him as well.

Seems true, as Kareem has said as much. This was part of the interview Kareem gave to AOL Fanhouse after the passing of the great John Wooden:

"When I came out to visit coach Wooden (at UCLA), I expected him to have a whole big deal going on around him,'' Abdul-Jabbar said of Wooden, who coached at UCLA from 1948-75 and is in the Hall of Fame as both a player and coach. "He was absolutely a very humble person. His office was a Quonset hut. Here's a guy who just had won two consecutive NCAA tournaments and he's coaching out of a Quonset hut. A very humble man. I really enjoyed him being down to earth.''

"He was a great mentor in my life,'' said Abdul-Jabbar, who went on to win six NBA titles and a record six MVP trophies with Milwaukee and the Lakers. "He looms large. ... He was a great teacher, a great molder of character. ... What we learned on the court were things that translated from life. ... He had such a positive impact. ... That he lived to be a great age, we were able to enjoy him for so long. But, just being aware of his passing, we all feel a loss.''


Kareem came in as the most highly touted recruit from Power Memorial High School in New York:
-3 consecutive championships
-71 game winning streak
-79-2 record
-scored 2067 points

Then he joined John Wooden and the UCLA Bruins and went onto become probably the most accomplished college basketball player ever:
-3 NCAA Championships
-1969 Naismith College Player of the Year
-2 time USBWA College Player of the Year
-3 time First-Team All American
-3 time Most Oustanding Player in NCAA tournament
-2 time College Player of the Year
-Highest college career scoring average: 26.4 ppg
-Highest season scoring average: 29.0 ppg
-Most points in a college game: 61
-UCLA most career field goals: 943
-UCLA most points in a season: 870
-UCLA most field goals in a season: 346
-UCLA most field goals in a single game: 26
-His dominance led to the "Lew Alcindor rule" (ban on dunking)
-the list goes on.....

Finally, despite being offered one million dollars from the Harlem Globetrotters, he entered the NBA as the 1st draft pick where he is found most prominently in the all-time index:
-6 time NBA MVP (most in NBA history)
-6 time NBA Champion
-10 time Conference Champion
-15 time All-NBA selection (most in NBA history)
-19 time All-Star (most in NBA history)
-Points- 38,387 (all-time leading scorer)
-Rebounds- 17,440 (3rd all-time)
-Blocks- 3,189 (3rd all-time)
-Field goal % - 55.9 (10th all-time)
-Assists- 5,660 (34th all-time)
-Points per game - 24.6 (14th all-time)
-Rookie of the Year (1970)
-Won championships under three (3) separate head coaches
-His jersey #33 is retired by two (2) franchises
-the list goes on....

That may be something like 28 years of consistency in outstanding performance and yet his modest demeanor appears to abstain from hinting as much.

Edited by KareemSkyhookMVP, August 07, 2010 - 07:32 PM.

Derek Fisher is the heart and soul of our team.
- Kobe Bryant

You can't win without Derek Fisher. He is the best leader probably in basketball.
- Magic Johnson

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 02:26 PM

He is the GOAT.

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 03:32 PM

Him and Wilt is the GOAT big men. What Wilt did was unbelievable and he never fouled out in a game

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 09:30 PM

Wow man his achievements are incredible
only Kobe can stop Kobe.

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 01:31 PM

Great vid, hard to disagree with Kareem not being the GOAT, at least the GOAT big man


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Posted August 07, 2010 - 01:57 PM

The greatest big man of all time yea...but MJ was the greatest player ever.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 11:37 AM

You could make a good argument that Kareem is the GOAT
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Posted August 08, 2010 - 04:45 PM

These GOAT discussions always make me laugh. Because there will NEVER be a GOAT, there cant be.

Some people will say its this person, some people will say its this person. It all depends on your age, where you were raised, what team you root for, etc.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 05:02 PM

The greatest big man of all time yea...but MJ was the greatest player ever.


MJ would of been a hall of famer in any era, however if we were to put all the greats in the same league
and give them long healthy careers he wouldn't have shined as great as he did in his own era.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 05:05 PM

Him and Wilt is the GOAT big men. What Wilt did was unbelievable and he never fouled out in a game


Wilt was an incredible athlete PERIOD, however in terms of skill and IQ I think Kareem had him beat.

I really;really;really miss that skyhook its long gone like Jordan's fadeaway.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 05:08 PM

Wilt was an incredible athlete PERIOD, however in terms of skill and IQ I think Kareem had him beat.

I really;really;really miss that skyhook its long gone like Jordan's fadeaway.

I cant even count how many times ive seen Kobe do that, its not gone.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 06:48 PM

I cant even count how many times ive seen Kobe do that, its not gone.


Kobe is gone, he won't be around much longer so after him who carries the fadeaway torch?

Wade? I dunno.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 06:51 PM

Kobe is gone, he won't be around much longer so after him who carries the fadeaway torch?

Wade? I dunno.

Kobe is gone? Hes only 31, he barely played his first 2 years in the league.

He could play for another 5-6 years. Easily.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 07:39 PM

Kobe is gone? Hes only 31, he barely played his first 2 years in the league.

He could play for another 5-6 years. Easily.


I dunno, I always figured Kobe to be the kind of guy to retire once he felt he couldn't contribute
to more championships. It all depends on Pau and Bynum.

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Posted August 08, 2010 - 07:43 PM

I dunno, I always figured Kobe to be the kind of guy to retire once he felt he couldn't contribute
to more championships. It all depends on Pau and Bynum.

I always thought Kobe would retire when he felt he couldnt contribute regularly, and i dont see that happening very soon.




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