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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Awards And Accomplishments

1962-66 Sets a record for most points (2,067) and most rebounds (2,002) by a high school player in New York City
1966 Receives a New York State Regents' scholarship; accepts a scholarship to UCLA
1967-69 Named to first team, All-America; named most outstanding player, National College Athletic Association tournament
1967, 1969 Named college player of the year by Sporting News, United Press International, Associated Press, and U.S. Basketball Writers Association; named national player of the year
1969 Received Naismith Award; graduated as the leading scorer in the history of University of California at Los Angeles
1970 Named National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year
1970-77, 1979-89 Played in National Basketball Association All-Star Games
1971-72 Led National Basketball Association in scoring
1971-72, 1974, 1976-77, 1980 Named league's most valuable player
1971, 1985 Named most valuable player of National Basketball Association playoffs
1971-77, 1980-81, 1984, 1986, Named to All-NBA First Team
1974-75, 1979-81 Named to All-Defensive First Team
1975-76, 1979-80 Led National Basketball Association in blocked shots
1976 Led National Basketball Association in rebounds
1980 Named to the National Basketball Association thirty-fifth anniversary all-time team
1984 Broke Wilt Chamberlain's career scoring record of 31,419 points; broke Jerry West's all-time playoff scoring record
1985 Named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
1989 Retired with National Basketball Association career records for most minutes (57,446), most points (38,387), most field goals, and first player to play for 20 seasons
1996 Named to the National Basketball Association fiftieth anniversary all-time team
1995 Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on May 15

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