Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was undergoing surgery for a broken hip Saturday after falling at a concert in Los Angeles. The NBA Hall of Famer was attending a show Friday night when he was injured. Paramedics at the undisclosed venue responded and the 76-year-old was taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Hey hoop enthusiasts and legendary admirers, buckle up because our NBA icon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, recently pulled off a gravity-defying move that landed him in the hospital. Yep, you heard it right – the skyhook maestro is trading the basketball court for a hospital bed after a quirky twist of fate.
Picture this: It’s a Friday night in the City of Angels, and our man Kareem, the man with the moves, is grooving at a concert. But hold your breath, folks – a sudden stumble takes the basketball giant down, and before you know it, he’s got a broken hip. Not the encore he was expecting, for sure!
Deborah Morales, his longtime partner in business, spilled the beans on this unexpected twist in Kareem’s dance with fate. In a statement that popped up on Abdul-Jabbar’s X feed (formerly Twitter), Morales spills the tea: “Kareem had an accidental fall and broke his hip. Surgery is on the agenda today, and we’re feeling the love from all corners – big shoutout to the Los Angeles Fire Department for swooping in and the UCLA Hospital dream team taking the reins.”
For those not in the know, Abdul-Jabbar is not just your average Lakers legend. This 76-year-old dynamo kicked off his NBA journey with the Milwaukee Bucks in ’69 and then waltzed his way into Lakers history with a whopping five NBA championships in the ’80s. LeBron might have snatched his all-time scorer title, but Kareem held that crown for almost four decades – talk about a record!
Now, aside from being a hardwood hero, Kareem moonlights as a social justice superhero and an author with more hits than a DJ. Barack Obama even threw some presidential shine his way with the Medal of Freedom in 2016.
Fans are flooding social media with good vibes for Kareem, who’s faced down cancer like a true champ. Here’s to a speedy recovery for the legend – may he be back on his feet (literally) and dazzling us with his timeless finesse in no time. Stay tuned for more hoop scoop, and let’s send our good vibes bouncing across the court for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar!