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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is responsible for one of the most iconic sporting moments in Las Vega
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is responsible for one of the most iconic sporting moments in Las Vega

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is responsible for one of the most iconic sporting moments in Las Vegas history.
The Lakers star center emerged as one of the NBA’s marquee scorers from time he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969.
He spent the first 14 years of his career scoring and scoring and scoring, tracking down former Lakers legend Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points to become the league’s all-time leading scorer.
The Lakers played the Utah Jazz at Thomas & Mack Center on April 5, 1984, and Kareem needed 21 points that night to eclipse Chamberlain.
He scored 22 before a sellout crowd, passing Chamberlain for good with a skyhook — regarded the most unstoppable shot in NBA history. .
Abdul-Jabbar finished his career with 38,387 points to go with six NBA championships and six MVPs. He is still the all-time leading scorer and lauded as one of the game’s all-time greats.

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