After pleading guilty to stabbing his neighbour, Adam, the son of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was sentenced to prison. After pleading guilty to four charges, the younger Abdul-Jabbar was sentenced to 180 days in prison. Prosecutors are dissatisfied with the result. This slap on the wrist is a complete miscarriage of justice,” Todd Spitzer, the Orange County District Attorney, told TMZ Sports. We feel the total disregard for human life over a quarrel over trashcans is so severe that it required prison time, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said. The younger Abdul-Jabbar will begin his jail time in January.
The elder Abdul-Jabbar has recently made headlines for a different reason. He’s been a vocal advocate for the COVID-19 vaccination, and he recently expressed his displeasure that certain NBA players and personnel are still unvaccinated.
Abdul-father, Jabbar’s Kareem, had a remarkable NBA career that included 19 All-Star selections, six MVP honours, two scoring titles, and six NBA championships. He finished his career with 24.6 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. The legend played in the NBA for 20 years, the most of which he spent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He debuted in the league in the 1969-70 season and remained in the league until the 1988-89 season.
The elder Abdul-Jabbar is now a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 74-year-old will be regarded as one of the finest basketball players of his time for the rest of his life.