Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attends Bucks playoff game, lifts 1971 championship trophy

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

by Marty Fenn

The  opens in a new windowMilwaukee Bucks won 60 games in the just-completed NBA regular season, their highest total since 1980-81. To celebrate Milwaukee’s historic achievement before the beginning of its first-round playoff series against the  opens in a new windowDetroit Pistons, the Bucks paid homage to a franchise legend: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The man formerly named Lew Alcindor was in attendance for Game 1 on Sunday evening. Kareem received a standing ovation when he was presented on the jumbotron. His cameo was met with more cheers when Milwaukee’s mascot brought over the 1971 championship trophy, which Abdul-Jabbar promptly lifted over his head: (see video in original post. link below.)
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