List of achievements by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

American basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar .

Awards

NBA achievements

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1995 [1]
  • 6-time NBA champion : 1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988
  • 10 NBA Finals appearances: 1971, 1974, 1980, 1982-1985, 1987-1989
  • 6-time NBA Most Valuable Player : 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980 [2]
  • 2-time scoring champion : 1971, 1972 [3]
  • 1-time rebounding leader : 1976
  • 4-time blocks leader : 1975-1976, 1979-1980
  • 1-time field goal percentage leader : 1977
  • 19-time NBA All-Star : 1970-1977, 1979-1989 [4]
    • Selected, but did not play due to personal reasons in 1973 .
  • 2-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player : 1971, 1985 [5]
  • 15-time All-NBA selection :
  • First Team : 1971-1974, 1976-1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1986 [6] [7]
  • Second Team : 1970, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1985 [6] [7]
  • 11-time All-Defensive selection :
  • First Team : 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1981 [8] [9]
  • Second Team : 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1984 [8] [9]
  • NBA All-Rookie selection :
  • First Team : 1970 [10] [11]
  • NBA Rookie of the Year : 1970 [12]
  • 6-time The Sporting News Most Valuable Player : 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year : 1985
  • Ranked # 7 by SLAM Magazine’s Top 50 Players of All-time [13]
  • Selected in 1996 as one of the ” 50 Greatest Players in NBA History “
  • Selected in 1996 as a member of the ” Top 10 Teams in NBA History “
  • 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers (65-17; .793)
  • A statue of Abdul-Jabbar was unveiled in front of Staples Center on Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles on November 16, 2012.

College

  • National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Three-time NCAA champion (1967, 1968, 1969)
  • Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament (1967, 1968, 1969)
  • Player of the Year (1967, 1969)
  • Three-time First Team All-American (1967, 1968, 1969)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year (1969)
  • 3 × First-team All-Pac-8 (1967-1969)

NBA statistics

Denotes seasons in which Abdul-Jabbar won an NBA Championship
Led the league
Bold Denotes career highs
GP Games played GS Games started  WL Games won-Games lost
 MIN Minutes per game  FG% Field-goal percentage  FT% Free-throw percentage
 OFF Offensive rebounds per game  DEF Defensive rebounds per game  BWR Total rebounds per game
 AST Assists per game  STL Steals per game  BLK Blocks per game
 TOV Turnovers per game  PF Fouls per game  PTS Points per game

Averages

Season Age Team GP GS MIN FG% FT% OFF DEF BWR AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-1970 22-23 Milwaukee 82 43.1 .518 .653 14.5 4.1 3.5 28.8
1970-71 † 23-24 Milwaukee 82 82 40.1 .577 .690 16.0 3.3 3.2 31.7
1971-1972 24-25 Milwaukee 81 81 44.2 .574 .689 16.6 4.6 2.9 34.8
1972-1973 25-26 Milwaukee 76 76 42.8 .554 .713 16.1 5.0 2.7 30.2
1973-1974 26-27 Milwaukee 81 81 43.8 .539 .702 3.5 11.0 14.5 4.8 1.4 3.5 2.9 27.0
1974-1975 27-28 Milwaukee 65 64 42.3 .513 .763 3.0 11.0 14.0 4.1 1.0 3.3 3.2 30.0
1975-1976 28-29 Los Angeles 82 82 41.2 .529 .703 3.3 13.5 16.9 5.0 1.5 4.1 3.6 27.7
1976-1977 29-30 Los Angeles 82 82 36.8 .579 .701 3.2 10.0 13.3 3.9 1.2 3.2 3.2 26.2
1977-1978 30-31 Los Angeles 62 62 36.5 .550 .783 3.0 9.9 12.9 4.3 1.7 3.0 3.4 2.9 25.8
1978-1979 31-32 Los Angeles 80 80 39.5 .577 .736 2.6 10.2 12.8 5.4 1.0 4.0 3.5 2.9 23.8
1979-80 † 32-33 Los Angeles 82 81 38.3 .604 .765 2.3 8.5 10.8 4.5 1.0 3.4 3.6 2.6 24.8
1980-1981 33-34 Los Angeles 80 80 37.2 .574 .766 2.5 7.8 10.3 3.4 .7 2.9 3.1 3.1 26.2
1981-82 † 34-35 Los Angeles 76 76 35.2 .579 .706 2.3 6.4 8.7 3.0 .8 2.7 3.0 2.9 23.9
1982-1983 35-36 Los Angeles 79 79 32.3 .588 .749 2.1 5.4 7.5 2.5 .8 2.2 2.5 2.8 21.8
1983-1984 36-37 Los Angeles 80 80 32.8 .578 .723 2.1 5.2 7.3 2.6 .7 1.8 2.8 2.6 21.5
1984-85 † 37-38 Los Angeles 79 79 33.3 .599 .732 2.1 5.8 7.9 3.2 .8 2.1 2.5 3.0 22.0
1985-1986 38-39 Los Angeles 79 79 33.3 .564 .765 1.7 4.4 6.1 3.5 .8 1.6 2.6 3.1 23.4
1986-87 † 39-40 Los Angeles 78 78 31.3 .564 .714 1.9 4.8 6.7 2.6 .6 1.2 2.4 3.1 17.5
1987-88 † 40-41 Los Angeles 80 80 28.9 .532 .762 1.5 4.5 6.0 1.7 .6 1.2 2.0 2.7 14.6
1988-1989 41-42 Los Angeles 74 74 22.9 .475 .739 1.4 3.1 4.5 1.0 .5 1.1 1.3 2.6 10.1
Career 1,560 36.8 .559 .721 2.4 7.6 11.2 3.6 .9 2.6 2.7 3.0 24.6
Playoffs 237 37.3 .533 .740 2.6 6.5 10.5 3.2 1.0 2.4 2.6 3.4 24.3
All-Star 18 13 24.9 .493 .820 2.2 7.8 8.3 2.8 .4 2.1 2.5 3.2 13.9

Totals

Season Age Team GP GS WL MIN FGM FGA FTM FTA OFF DEF BWR AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1969-1970 22-23 Milwaukee 82 56-26 3,534 938 1,810 485 743 1,190 337 283 2,361
1970-71 † 23-24 Milwaukee 82 82 66-16 3,288 1,063 1,843 470 681 1,311 272 264 2,596
1971-1972 24-25 Milwaukee 81 81 62-19 3,583 1,159 2,019 504 732 1,346 370 235 2,822
1972-1973 25-26 Milwaukee 76 76 54-22 3,254 982 1,772 328 460 1,224 379 208 2,292
1973-1974 26-27 Milwaukee 81 81 58-23 3,548 948 1,759 295 420 287 891 1,178 386 112 283 238 2,191
1974-1975 27-28 Milwaukee 65 64 35-30 2,747 812 1,584 325 426 194 718 912 264 65 212 205 1,949
1975-1976 28-29 Los Angeles 82 82 40-42 3,379 914 1,728 447 636 272 1,111 1,383 413 119 338 292 2,275
1976-1977 29-30 Los Angeles 82 82 53-29 3,016 888 1,533 376 536 266 824 1,090 319 101 261 262 2,152
1977-1978 30-31 Los Angeles 62 62 37-25 2,265 663 1,205 274 350 186 615 801 269 103 185 208 182 1,600
1978-1979 31-32 Los Angeles 80 80 46-34 3,157 777 1,347 349 474 207 818 1,025 431 76 316 282 230 1,903
1979-80 † 32-33 Los Angeles 82 81 60-22 3,143 835 1,383 364 476 190 696 886 371 81 280 297 216 2,034
1980-1981 33-34 Los Angeles 80 80 52-28 2,976 836 1,457 423 552 197 624 821 272 59 228 249 244 2,095
1981-82 † 34-35 Los Angeles 76 76 51-25 2,677 753 1,301 312 442 172 487 659 225 63 207 230 224 1,818
1982-1983 35-36 Los Angeles 79 79 57-22 2,554 722 1,228 278 371 167 425 592 200 61 170 200 220 1,722
1983-1984 36-37 Los Angeles 80 80 53-27 2,622 716 1,238 285 394 169 418 587 211 55 143 221 211 1,717
1984-85 † 37-38 Los Angeles 79 79 60-19 2,630 723 1,207 289 395 162 460 622 249 63 162 197 238 1,735
1985-1986 38-39 Los Angeles 79 79 61-18 2,629 755 1,338 336 439 133 345 478 280 67 130 203 248 1,846
1986-87 † 39-40 Los Angeles 78 78 63-15 2,441 560 993 245 343 152 371 523 203 49 97 186 245 1,366
1987-88 † 40-41 Los Angeles 80 80 60-20 2,308 480 903 205 269 118 360 478 135 48 92 159 216 1,165
1988-1989 41-42 Los Angeles 74 74 50-24 1,695 313 659 122 165 103 231 334 74 38 85 95 196 748
Career 1,560 1.074 to 486 57.446 15.837 28.307 6,712 9.304 2,975 9,394 17.440 5,660 1,160 3,189 2,527 4,657 38.387
Playoffs 237 154-83 8.851 2,356 4,422 1,050 1,419 505 1,273 2,481 767 189 476 447 797 5,762
All-Star 18 13 9-9 449 105 213 41 50 33 84 149 51 6 31 28 57 251

Career highs

Regular season

stat High opponent Dated
Points 55 vs. Boston Celtics December 10, 1971
Field goals made, no misses 11-11 vs. Phoenix Suns December 12, 1985
Field goals made 24 (2 OT) vs. Houston Rockets January 25, 1973
Field goal attempts 39 At Los Angeles Lakers March 17, 1972
Free throws made 20 At Boston Celtics March 8, 1970
Free throw attempts 25 At Boston Celtics March 8, 1970
Rebounds 34 vs. Detroit Pistons December 14, 1975
Defensive rebounds 29 vs. Detroit Pistons December 14, 1975
Assists 14 At Seattle SuperSonics March 21, 1973
Minutes played 60 (4 OT) At Cleveland Cavaliers January 29, 1980

Playoffs

stat High opponent Dated
Points 46 vs. Philadelphia 76ers April 3, 1970
Field goals made 20 At Chicago Bulls April 18, 1974
Field goal attempts 37 vs. Los Angeles Lakers April 14, 1972
Free throws made 13 vs. Golden State Warriors April 29, 1977
Free throw attempts 18 vs. Golden State Warriors April 29, 1977
Rebounds 31 vs. New York Knicks April 17, 1970
Defensive rebounds 18 vs. Golden State Warriors May 4, 1977
Assists 11 at New York Knicks April 13, 1970
Steals 6 at Portland Trail Blazers May 5, 1985
Blocked shots 9 vs. Golden State Warriors April 22, 1977

40-point games[edit]

70 times in the regular season
55 with Milwaukee Bucks
15 with Los Angeles Lakers

50-point games[edit]

All of Abdul-Jabbar’s 50-point efforts occurred while he played for the Milwaukee Bucks.
His career high as a Laker was 48 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 26, 1975.

Points Opponent Home/Away Date Minutes
played
FGM FGA FTM FTA Rebounds Assists
55 Boston Celtics Home December 10, 1971 47 23 36 9 11 18 3
53 Cleveland Cavaliers Away November 4, 1970 45 20 32 13 14 11 3
53 Boston Celtics Away January 27, 1971 48 22 31 9 14 14 7
53 Cleveland Cavaliers Away February 9, 1972 48 23 31 7 9 14 8
53 Philadelphia 76ers Home February 18, 1972 48 18 28 17 22 13 9
52 Atlanta Hawks Home January 2, 1975 43 18 29 16 20 10 1
51 Seattle SuperSonics Neutral February 21, 1970 min 18 25 15 23 reb ast
51 Boston Celtics Away February 13, 1972 48 21 36 9 14 17 7
50 Los Angeles Lakers Away March 17, 1972 46 22 39 6 8 8 2
50 Portland Trail Blazers Home January 19, 1975 45 18 30 14 16 15 11

30-rebound games

3 times in the regular season

Offensive
rebounds
Defensive
rebounds
Rebounds Team opponent Home / Away Dated
5 29 34 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons Home December 14, 1975
30 Milwaukee Bucks Boston Celtics Away February 28, 1971
7 23 30 Los Angeles Lakers New Jersey Nets Away February 3, 1978

Top shot-blocking efforts

Occurred in playoff competition
Blocks opponent Home / Away Dated Minutes
played
Points Rebounds Assists
11 Detroit Pistons Away December 3, 1975 46 29 21 2
11 Detroit Pistons Home November 28, 1978 43 27 16 4
11 Kansas City Kings Home November 25, 1979 41 25 15 3
10 (OT) Detroit Pistons Home November 3, 1973 53 19 16 5
10 (OT) Atlanta Hawks Home November 2, 1975 49 39 23 5
10 Atlanta Hawks Home January 18, 1980 39 28 15 2
10 Detroit Pistons Home January 22, 1982 35 19 10 0
9 Phoenix Suns Away October 12, 1973 39 18 17 2
9 Milwaukee Bucks Away October 28, 1975 45 30 20 5
9 Portland Trail Blazers Home December 26, 1975 46 41 20 3
9 Phoenix Suns Home March 25, 1977 26 28 12 1
9 Golden State Warriors Home April 22, 1977 40 40 19 3
9 New Orleans Jazz Away March 29, 1978 48 34 16 6
9 Chicago Bulls Away November 7, 1978 44 18 10 8
9 Indiana Pacers Away November 8, 1978 40 25 13 8

NBA records and form records

Regular season

Service

Seasons : 20 (Milwaukee Bucks, 1969-70 – 1974-75 ; Los Angeles Lakers, 1975-76 – 1988-89 )

  • Broken by Robert Parish in 1996-97

Games, career : 1,560

  • Broken by Robert Parish on April 6, 1996

Minutes, career : 57,446

Scoring

Points, career : 38,387

Seasons scoring 2,000 or more points : 9 ( 1969-70 – 1973-74 , 1975-76 – 1976-77 , 1979-80 – 1980-81 )

  • Broken by Michael Jordan and Karl Malone in 1997-98

Seasons scoring 1,000 or more points : 19 ( 1969-70 – 1987-88 )

Consecutive games scoring 10 or more points : 787, December 4, 1977 to December 2, 1987

  • Broken by Michael Jordan on December 30, 1997

Field goals

Field goals made, career : 15,837

Field goal attempts, career : 28,307

Rebounding

Defensive rebounds, career : 9,394

  • Broken by Robert Parish on January 26, 1994

Defensive rebounds, season : 1,111 ( 1975-76 )

Defensive rebounds, game : 29, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons, December 14, 1975

Personal fouls

Personal fouls, career : 4,657

Blocked shots

Seasons leading the league in blocked shots : 4 ( 1974-75 – 1975-76 , 1978-79 – 1979-80 )

  • Tied by Mark Eaton and Marcus Camby

Consecutive seasons leading the league in blocked shots : 2 ( 1974-75 – 1975-76 , 1978-79 – 1979-80 )

  • Broken by Dikembe Mutombo in 1995-96

Blocked shots, career : 3,189

  • Broken by Hakeem Olajuwon on April 21, 1996

Playoffs

Service

Years played : 18

Games, career : 237

  • Broken by Robert Horry on May 13, 2008

Minutes played, career : 8,851

  • Broken by Tim Duncan on June 12, 2014

Minutes played, 7-game series : 345, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, 1974 NBA Finals

Scoring

Points, career : 5,762

  • Broken by Michael Jordan on May 31, 1998

Consecutive games scoring 20 or more points : 57, April 13, 1973 to April 5, 1981

  • Broken by Michael Jordan on May 2, 1993

Consecutive games scoring 20 or more points, from start of playoff career : 27

Games scoring 10 or more points, career : 223

  • Broken by Tim Duncan on June 12, 2014

Field goals

Field goals made, career : 2,356

Field goals made, 4-game series : 65, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, 1974 Western Conference Finals

Field goal attempts, career : 4,422

  • Broken by Michael Jordan on June 10, 1998

Rebounding

Offensive rebounds, 5-game series : 29, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 1974 Western Conference Semifinals

  • Broken by Hakeem Olajuwon in 1985

Defensive rebounds, 4-game series : 62, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, 1974 Western Conference Finals

Defensive rebounds, 5-game series : 61, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 1974 Western Conference Semifinals

  • Broken by Jack Sikma in 1979

Defensive rebounds, 7-game series : 95, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors, 1977 Western Conference Semifinals

Blocked shots

Blocked shots, career : 476

  • Broken by Tim Duncan on May 31, 2012

Blocked shots, 3-game series : 15, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets, 1979 Western Conference First Round

  • Broken by Manute Bol in 1989

Blocked shots, 4-game series : 15, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 Western Conference Finals

  • Broken by Mark Eaton in 1986

Blocked shots, game : 9, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors, April 22, 1977

  • Broken by Mark Eaton on April 26, 1985

Personal fouls

Personal fouls, career : 797

Finals

Service

Highest average, minutes per game, any championship series : 49.3, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, 1974 (345/7)

Minutes, 7-game series : 345, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, 1974

Minutes, game : 58, Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics, May 10, 1974 (2 OT)

  • Broken by Garfield Heard and Jo Jo White on June 4, 1976 (3 OT)

Scoring

Points, 4-game series : 108, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Baltimore Bullets, 1971

  • Broken by Rick Barry in 1975

Scoring 20 or more points in all games, 7-game series : Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics, 1974

  • Also Achieved by Bob Pettit ( 1960 ), Elgin Baylor ( 1962 ), Jerry West ( 1962 , 1969 , 1970 ), Larry Bird ( 1984 ), Hakeem Olajuwon ( 1994 ) and Kobe Bryant ( 2010 )

Field goals

Highest field goal percentage, 4-game series : .605 (46-76), Milwaukee Bucks vs. Baltimore Bullets, 1971

  • Broken by Derrek Dickey in 1975

Field goals, 4-game series : 46, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Baltimore Bullets, 1971

Blocked shots

Blocked shots, career : 116

Blocked shots, 6-game series : 23, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 1980

  • Broken by Tim Duncan in 2003

All-Star

Points, career : 251

  • Broken by Michael Jordan in 2003

Games, career : 18

Minutes, career : 449

Field goals made, career : 105

  • Broken by Michael Jordan in 2003

Field goal attempts, career : 213

  • Broken by Michael Jordan in 2003

Blocked shots, career : 31

Personal fouls, career : 57

Personal fouls, game : 6 ( 1970 )

Other records

All-NBA Team selections : 15

  • Tied by Kobe Bryant

NBA Most Valuable Player Awards (regular season): 6

One of five players in NBA history to lead the league in blocks and rebounding in the same season ( 1975-76 ) [14]

  • Averaged 4.1 blocks and 16.9 rebounds per game.
  • The other four players are Bill Walton ( 1976-77 ), Hakeem Olajuwon ( 1989-90 ), Ben Wallace ( 2001-02 ), and Dwight Howard ( 2008-09 , 2009-10 ).

One of two players in NBA history to win the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award with two different franchises

  • Abdul-Jabbar won the award with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971 and with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1985.
  • Also won by LeBron James with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.

One of thirteen players in NBA history to win at least six NBA championships

  • Also includes Scottie Pippen (6), Michael Jordan (6), Bob Cousy (6), Robert Horry (7), Frank Ramsey (7), Jim Loscutoff (7), John Havlicek (8), Satch Sanders (8) KC Jones (8), Tom Heinsohn (8), Sam Jones (10) and Bill Russell (11)

See also

NBA

  • List of National Basketball Association players with 1,000 games played
  • List of National Basketball Association career scoring leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association career rebounding leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association career playoff rebounding leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association career playoff turnovers leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association career playoff free throw scoring leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association single-game rebounding leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association annual rebounding leaders
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association
  • List of National Basketball Association

College

  • List of NCAA Division I men’s basketball players with 60 or more points in a game
  • List of NCAA Division I men’s basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds

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