Lakers center who first perfected his skyhook shot at UCLA, all-time leading scorer in NBA history.
He won 3 straight New York City Catholic titles as a high school basketball player.
A former Laker, he was actually born as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr..
He had three kids with Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (originally Janice Brown).
He and Earvin Magic Johnson brought NBA championships to the city of Los Angeles.