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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalized with damaged hip

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 2019. The Basketball Hall of Famer was hospitalized on Friday after falling and breaking his hip at a concert. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption toggle caption Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 2019. The Basketball Hall of Famer was hospitalized on Friday after falling and breaking his hip at a concert. Richard

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalized with damaged hip



Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 2019. The Basketball Corridor of Famer was hospitalized on Friday after falling and breaking his hip at a live performance.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 2019. The Basketball Corridor of Famer was hospitalized on Friday after falling and breaking his hip at a live performance.

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Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was hospitalized Friday night time after falling and breaking his hip in Los Angeles.

The Basketball Corridor of Famer, who is likely one of the NBA’s highest all-time scorers, was attending a live performance on the time, in response to his longtime enterprise accomplice, Deborah Morales.

“Kareem had an unintentional fall and broke his hip,” Morales stated in a press release posted Saturday on Abdul-Jabbar’s X feed, previously Twitter. “He may have surgical procedure at this time. We’re all deeply appreciative of all of the help for Kareem, particularly from the Los Angeles Fireplace Division who assisted Kareem on website and the superb medical crew and medical doctors at UCLA Hospital who’re taking nice care of Kareem now.”

The longtime Los Angeles Lakers middle, 76, launched his skilled basketball profession with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969. He went on to guide the Lakers to 5 NBA championships within the Eighties. He held the NBA’s document for highest all-time scorer for 39 years till LeBron James snatched the title away from Abdul-Jabbar earlier this 12 months.

Abdul-Jabbar can also be a social activist who has written greater than a dozen books. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2016.

Followers took to social media to specific their concern for the athlete, who has additionally confronted most cancers, and to want him a speedy restoration.

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