Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of the greatest players to ever play basketball. The Los Angeles Lakers legend was a towering figure during his playing days.
During his playing days, Kareem was a serial winner. He won six NBA championships on two teams, five NBA championships with Los Angeles and one championship with the Bucks. Since his playing days, Kareem has never been shy about speaking his mind. He regularly talks about pressing issues on his understack. Recently, he brought up the Joe Rogan controversy.
He wrote: “Yet Rogan should not be started from Spotify for this. He made rational apologies and what sounded like sincere apologies and promised to do better in the future. Spotify – late to the party – issued vague guidelines that seemed more to cover the company’s ass and handle public relations than to sincerely take any responsibility.
He also said: ‘But, again, that was 10 years ago, and as disgusting as it is unless it’s been more recently, we have to give him the benefit of the doubt that he evolved. Those who do not want to forgive are free to turn a deaf ear to him.
Half of the magical duo that was Magic and Kareem
The Lakers were the team to beat in the 1980s. Led by Pat Riley, the showtime Lakers played a brand of basketball unlike anything before in the NBA. They had a magic ringleader in Magic Johnson and an unstoppable weapon in Kareem.
They were both part of the core, which led the Lakers to 9 NBA Finals and 5 NBA Championships.
Meanwhile, Kareem passed the metaphorical torch to Magic, which led the team to lasting success. Let us know in the comments below your favorite Showtime Lakers memory.