American basketball player whose real name is Lewis Alcindor. Exceeded in many respects to Wilt Chamberlain as the best player in history, in part because his career was much broader, since he/she retired in 1988 with 41 years. Playing as pivot achieved the title of leading scorer of history in the American professional League (NBA), with 38.387 points gotten from 1969 to 1988, as well as scored baskets (15.837) and plugs (3.189). Throughout his career he/she averaged 24.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. He/She was the leading scorer of the League twice (1970-71 and 71-72). Best player of the League in 1971 and 1985, was champion six times, with Milwaukee (1971) and Los Angeles (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988). He/She played over twenty seasons in Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Lakers, being on this computer where would reach its maximum triumphal dimension along with the base Earvin Magic Johnson and eave James Worthy. Rookie of the year in the League in 1970, won three university degrees with the legendary team of UCLA in 1967, 1968 and 1969 before starting his professional career.
In November 2009 the former player announced in a brief press conference that you had disagnosticado leukemia.
Sports Illustrated Almanac 1996. Little, Brown & co. Boston.