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AliveBorn: 4/16/1947 in New York City, New York, USA
Full name: Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Noted For: basketball player, member of the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-75) and Los Angeles Lakers (1975-89). NBA Rookie of the Year (1970); NBA Most Valuable Player (1971-72, 74, 76-77, 80); holds the NBA records for lifetime points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), and years played (20); elected to the basketball Hall of Fame (1995). Known as Lew Alicindor prior to his adoption of a Muslim name in 1971.
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.