Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Rumors

Hayes had not yet played a game in the NBA, but he was in Queens for the King event. And still a student, Alcindor, a Manhattan native who gained prominence for his social stances in support of boxer Muhammad Ali in 1967, was back in town. Dressed in a dashiki, he drew a crowd when he arrived. “Dr. King stood for holding America accountable for what it said it was about,” Abdul-Jabbar says. “We are supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. Dr. King wanted America to be held up, accountable to that aspiration.”
The NBA has started a full-court press with promotional efforts to encourage its players and the general public to take the vaccine for the coronavirus. “For myself and my family, I am going to take the COVID-19 vaccine,” former Los Angeles Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said in an NBA-sanctioned PSA. “To learn more about the vaccines, go to CDC.gov. Let’s do this together.”
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Abdul-Jabbar’s endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine is significant both because of his health history and his efforts to speak out on various social justice issues. Abdul-Jabbar, 73, was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia 11 years ago. He revealed in a recent article for WebMD that he has also had prostate cancer and heart bypass surgery. Abdul-Jabbar told USA TODAY Sports last year that the treatment for leukemia is “an ongoing thing.”