Today in Sports History: April 23

In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his 1,560th and final game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 121-117. Abdul-Jabbar finished his career with an NBA record 38,387 points. More than twenty years later, he is still the all-time leader in points scored, field goals made, and career wins. He won six MVP awards and was selected to the All-NBA team 15 times, the NBA All-Stars 19 times and the NBA All-Defensive Team 11 times. Abdul-Jabbar was named the second best player in NBA history, behind Michael Jordan, and was appointed as a global cultural ambassador in 2012. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.

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