Former NBA star center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has amassed many items he has won, worn and collected during his 20 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers.
Abdul-Jabbar, 70, is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and one of the most notable players in league history.
Recently, his 1971 NBA All-Star Game jersey sold for $ 106,250 as part of a “Heroes of Sport” collection through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. Among the basketball items, it was auctioned for the highest price.
Others included a 1965-1966 jersey ($ 97,500) worn by Wilt Chamberlain in his second MVP season with the Philadelphia 76ers. Former Boston Celtics Bill Russell’s 1960 All-Star jersey drew $ 81,250, while a pair of custom Air Jordan I sneakers worn by Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in 1986 cost $ 55,000.
Before changing his name, Abdul-Jabbar was Lew Alcindor in his early days in Milwaukee.
In the 1971 NBA All-Star Game, playing for Team West, Alcindor was 8 of 16 on the court and had 19 points and 14 rebounds. He had the second most points behind Lenny Wilkens’ 21. The West defeated the East, 108-107.
During the 1970-1971 season, Alcindor averaged 31.7 points per game.