Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Spotted Boarding A Plane In Orlando (Photo)
An iFolloSports.com tipster sends along this photo of NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar boarding a plane in Orlando last week, just prior to a nearly five-hour flight back home to Los Angeles.
Kareem’s most recent tie-in with the city of Orlando involves the awarding of an honorary Doctorate of Public Service degree from the University of Central Florida, located 17 miles northeast of Orlando International Airport.
Kareem arrived back in LA in time to participate in the unveiling of a statue honoring fellow Laker legend Shaquille O’Neal. The new Shaq statue now sits in close proximity to Kareem’s already existing piece of art, located on Star Plaza, outside of Staples Center.
The 69-year-old New York City native played 20 NBA seasons, spending his first six years with the Bucks, before playing the remainder of his career in Hollywood.
Kareem remains the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, amid a résumé that featured 19 All-Star experiences, six MVP awards, along with six world championships.
The hall of famer also led UCLA to three NCAA championships, during his three years of varsity play in Westwood.
Late last year, Kareem’s incredible life and career was forever honored, when former President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, during a ceremony at the White House.