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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Health Takes Center Stage After Unfortunate Concert Fall

Basketball enthusiasts around the world are expressing concern for NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as news broke that the iconic player has been hospitalized following an accidental fall at a concert, resulting in a broken hip. The announcement came via a statement by his long-time business partner, Deborah Morales, on Saturday.

At 76 years old, Abdul-Jabbar boasts an illustrious basketball career, marked by six NBA championships and six Most Valuable Player awards over his remarkable 20-season tenure in the league. Despite his enduring legacy on the court, the basketball icon now faces a health setback that necessitates surgery, scheduled for later today.

Morales shared insights into the incident, stating, “Last night while attending a concert, Kareem had an accidental fall and broke his hip. He will have surgery today. We are all deeply appreciative of all the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department, who assisted Kareem on site, and the amazing medical team and doctors at UCLA Hospital, who are taking great care of Kareem now.”

The statement did not specify the particular concert that Abdul-Jabbar was attending when the mishap occurred.

Abdul-Jabbar’s impact on the NBA is immeasurable. Beginning his illustrious career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969, he led the team to their first NBA crown in 1971. A trade to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1975 marked a new chapter, where he and playmaker Magic Johnson formed a formidable duo, achieving five titles in the 1980s before his retirement in 1989.

As a 19-time NBA All-Star, Abdul-Jabbar is renowned for his trademark “Skyhook” shot and the breaking of the NBA all-time scoring record in 1984. While he held the NBA career points mark for an extended period, LeBron James, the current Lakers star, surpassed it earlier this year.

The basketball community now awaits updates on Abdul-Jabbar’s condition as he undergoes surgery, hoping for a swift recovery for the legendary player.

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