Kareem-ABDUL JABBAR SELLS 4 CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS TO AUCTION FOR HIS CHARITY
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was an NBA center who played 20 seasons from 1969-1989, 6 with the Bucks and 14 with the Lakers. He is the all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points and games won with 1,074 won games. He has won the NBA championship six times, the Most Valuable Player 6 times, the Finals MVP 2 times, and has been selected to the All-NBA First Team 10 times. Very soon, he will be adding to his list of rewards with something more meaningful to him than a trophy or a ring - spending his life making kids happy and growing them to success.
Kareem has just recently put up 4 of his six championship rings, as well as hundreds of other memorabilia, in an auction where the four rings have been listed at a minimum price of $60,000 each. He will be using most of his earnings on his charity, the "Skyhook Foundation," to help benefit kids learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
"Since my life is still happening and ever-evolving, I am less personally attached to those items that I am to my desire to create new history for myself -- and futures for others... much of the proceeds from my auction will go to support my charity, the Skyhook Foundation, whose mission is to 'give kids a shot that can't be blocked'", said Kareem. The Skyhook was a basketball move that Kareem based his career around, and some analysts and commentators of the game have called an "unstoppable stop."
Kareem is hoping to devote the rest of his life to helping kids accomplish their goals, and he is an inspiration to anyone wishing to make the world a better place but improving other people's lives.