Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players of all time. Easily one of the greatest Lakers in franchise history.
He is ever engrained into NBA history from his symbolic and unparalleled sky-hook, to being the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer.
Yet, the Lakers have not created a statue for Kareem as they have for Magic Johnson, Jerry West, and the late Chick Hearn. Abdul-Jabbar, recently took offense to the Lakers not having a statue for him.
“I don’t understand (it). It’s either an oversight or they’re taking me for granted,” Abdul-Jabbar told The Sporting News in a recent interview. “I’m not going to try to read people’s minds, but it doesn’t make me happy. It’s definitely a slight. I feel slighted. I am highly offended by the total lack of acknowledgement of my contribution to Laker success,” Abdul-Jabbar was quoted as saying. “I guess being the lynchpin for five world championships is not considered significant enough in terms of being part of Laker history.”
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