Kareem Abdul-Jabbar suffers a hip fracture during a concert in Los Angeles.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar suffered a broken hip and underwent surgery on Saturday after falling at a concert in Los Angeles. The NBA Hall of Famer, who was attending a show on Friday night, was injured and promptly attended to by paramedics at the undisclosed venue. The 76-year-old icon was then transported to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

“We deeply appreciate all the support for Kareem,” stated a spokesperson.

Abdul-Jabbar played a significant role in the success of the Los Angeles Lakers during the “Showtime” era in the 1980s, leading the team to five NBA championships. Additionally, he garnered six NBA MVP awards. Standing at 7 feet 2 inches, the center held the title of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer until February, when current Laker LeBron James surpassed his record. Abdul-Jabbar held this accomplishment for an impressive 39 years.

During his college years at UCLA, Abdul-Jabbar, known as Lew Alcindor at the time, gained recognition as a three-time national player of the year under the guidance of coach John Wooden.

In 2020, Abdul-Jabbar disclosed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Previously, in 2009, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a form of blood cancer, the year before.

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