NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke his hip at a concert

The 76-year-old former center, who is about 2.18 meters tall, was assisted by venue staff and is currently being treated at the University of California Hospital

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke his hip at a concert

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was reportedly hospitalized after falling and breaking his hip during a concert in Los Angeles, USA.

The 76-year-old former center, who is about 2.18 meters tall, was rushed to his aid by concertgoers and is currently being treated at the University of California Hospital (UCLA).

A statement made by Abdul-Jabbar’s longtime business partner Deborah Morales on the former basketball player’s social media did not specify which concert he attended.

“While at a concert last night, Kareem accidentally fell and broke his hip. He will undergo surgery today.”

According to KTLA, Abdul-Jabbar was scheduled to undergo surgery on Saturday.

Although Abdul-Jabbar began his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969, he is best remembered as a key player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s.

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Abdul-Jabbar led Los Angeles to five NBA championships and held the NBA scoring record until he was surpassed by LeBron James in February. A 6-time NBA MVP, Jabbar has held the record for 39 years.

Abdul-Jabbar, a social activist and writer, announced in 2020 that he had prostate cancer. The famous basketball player said in 2009 that he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a blood cancer, the previous year.

Before leaving office, President Barack Obama awarded Abdul-Jabbar the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian decoration in the United States.

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