A TALL TALE STARTS UPTOWN
picture found on Academy of Achievement.org
And while we are on the topic of Basketball… Did you know that one of the greatest players to ever play the game came from Uptown?
That right ya’ll – Kareem Abdul Jabar.
- He scored the highest points total of any player in league history (38,387)
- He won a record six Most Valuable Player Awards
- He owns six NBA championships rings
- He was known for his “Sky Hook” shot
- He’s known as Kareem Abdul Jabar
- He was born as Ferdinand Lewis ‘Lew’ Alcindor
HE IS AN UPTOWN NATIVE