Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer. He also served as the U.S. cultural ambassador since January 2012. Six-time NBA Most Valuable Player Jabbar has comparatively an amazing professional career but what about his personal life?
He married Habiba Abdul-Jabbar in May 1971. The father-of-five divorced his wife in 1978. After facing a couple of failures in relationships is the retired NBA star in a new relationship. Let's get the details what's the star is up to!
Kareem Abdul Jabbar's Current Life
Kareem Abdul Jabbar has turned 71 in April and is considered one of the best athletes of all time. Not only an accomplished basketball player, but he is also an actor and screenwriter.
Facing a couple of failures in his love life, Jabbar is single at present. Though he's active on his social networking sites, he hasn't mentioned any clue on his recent dating life.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is single at present
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In April 2018, Jabbar was declared one of the celebs taking part on the season 26 of Dancing with the Stars, the Dancing with the Stars: Athletes which premiered on 30 April 2018 on ABC.
The sports star is partnered with professional dancer Lindsay Arnold.
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Though he lived a tumultuous past, we are sure that the NBA player is living a wonderful professional as well as personal life.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar's Past Affairs And Relationships
Jabbar met his future wife Janice Brown at a Lakers game during his senior year at UCLA.
She adopted the Muslim name Habiba when the couple tied the knot in May 1971. The couple exchanged vows in Washington, D.C. in Muslim custom.
The couple welcomed their first child, Habiba Abdul-Jabbar in 1972. It was the time when Jabbar was studying Arabic at Harvard.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with his ex-wife in an airport
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The couple has two other kids, a son Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. born in 1976 and a daughter, Sultana Abdul-Jabbar in 1979. Kareem played basketball at Western Kentucky after junior college.
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Though the couple parted years earlier, they still tried their best to settle their disputes. As the pair failed in their attempt, they separated with an official divorce in 1978.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. with his son Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. attending the Los Angeles Lakers against the New York Knicks game
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Soon after the divorce, he dated Cheryl Pistono. Jabbar welcomes his fourth child, Amir Abdul-Jabbar during his relationship with Pistono.
Jabbar's youngest son, Adam Abdul-Jabbar appeared on the TV sitcom Full House with him. The name of Adam's mother is still a mystery but he clearly mentioned that he doesn't have a good relationship with his father.
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As per some sources, Jabbar and the mystery woman met after a basketball game in San Antonio where she used to live.
"I don't have a great relationship with my dad because I've visited him and seen him a lot through-out my life but he's never really been a permanent part of my life."
" Hell yes, and as a result, as a child, I decided that I wouldn't tell anyone who my dad was unless they asked, because some people want to be around me just because of who my dad is and that's retarded."
Further, he mentioned that his father is a very intelligent, charming, and funny man. He has a fair share of good memories with his father.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Quick Facts
- Born on 16 April 1947 in New York City, New York to the family of Cora Lillian and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr.
- His birth sign is Aries.
- He is of American Nationality; belongs to African-American ethnicity.
- He stands at a height of 7' 2" feet (2.18m).
- He made his record-breaking basketball accomplishments at an early age.
- He studied B.A. from U.C.L.A in 1969.
- He completed his graduation from Power Memorial High School, New York City.
- He made a record being NBA Most Valuable Player six-time.
- He was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
- In 2016, Former President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- He also performed in many TV series Full House, Living Single, Amen, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
- He won three Player of the Year Awards during his high school days.
- After 20 years in the NBA, he announced his retirement in June 1989.
- He has an estimated net worth of about $20 million.