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NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Hospitalized

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NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was hospitalized after falling and shattering his hip at a concert in Los Angeles.

He is undergoing surgery, and his representative expressed gratitude for the support received.

Abdul-Jabbar has a history of health issues, including prostate cancer, and has written about healthcare disparities for black Americans. (Trending: Devastating News For Hunter Biden After Defying Subpoena)

Known for his basketball career, he won multiple championships and awards, and is renowned for inventing the “sky hook” shot.

“Last night, while attending a concert, Kareem had an accidental fall and broke his hip. He will have surgery today,” the representative said.

“We are all deeply appreciative of all the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department who assisted Kareem on site, and the amazing medical team and doctors at UCLA Hospital who are taking great care of Kareem now.”

“Being Black means I’m more likely to suffer from diabetes, heart problems, obesity, cancer, and a shorter life in general,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote.

“Yup, tall people and Black people have shorter life expectancies. So far, in keeping with these statistical risks, I’ve had prostate cancer, leukemia, and heart bypass surgery.”

“I’ve been fortunate because my celebrity has brought me enough financial security to receive excellent medical attention,” Abdul-Jabbar added.

“No one wants an NBA legend dying on their watch. Imagine the Yelp reviews,” he quipped.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame noted that “Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time NBA Champion, six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, two-time NBA Finals MVP, 19-time NBA All-Star, and second on the league’s all-time scoring list.”

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