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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

(Encyclopedia)Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem kərēmˈ ăbˈdo͝ol jəbärˈ [key], 1947–, American basketball player, b. New York City as Ferdinand Lewis (Lew) Alcindor. At 7 ft 2 in. (218 cm), he led the Univ. of Califor...

Alcindor, Lew

(Encyclopedia)Alcindor, Lew: see Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem. ...

Buss, Jerry

(Encyclopedia)Buss, Jerry (Gerald Hatten Buss), 1933–2013, American businessman and basketball executive, b. Salt Lake City. He worked in the aerospace industry unt...

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