Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest ambassador to the game of basketball and also to activism. Writing books for adults and children alike. He’s a columnist for TIME magazine. Overall a great person. And the greatest player of All-Time. Yes I said it.
So when I heard that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had to have a quadruple coronary bypass surgery. I just said under my breath “get well soon Kareem”. And I’m sure you’ll say the same.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease, and he underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16. The operation was performed by Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA’s chief of cardiac surgery.
Shemin said the surgery was successful and he expects Abdul-Jabbar to make a full recovery.
At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical staff at UCLA, his alma mater, for the excellent care he has received. He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities soon.
He asks that you keep him in your thoughts and, most importantly, cherish and live each day to its fullest.
I totally echo his statement at the end. Cherish each day and live life to it’s fullest.
Go do that.