The first half of tonight’s NBA All-Star game at the Staples Center was one of the most anticipated of the night.
But as you might expect, the highlight was one player who got the most buzz in the crowd: NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
He appeared in the game wearing a “Kareem” shirt, a nod to the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award that goes to the player with the most games played in a season.
The shirt also was accompanied by a video of Abdul-Jamal and his mother, Mary, giving their blessing to the crowd.
You can watch the video below:While it’s rare for Abdul-Joe to show up in NBA games, he’s been a fan favorite since he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1970s.
During the Lakers’ first season in Los Angeles, Abdul-Jo has played in just one game in his career, the 1973 NBA All Star Game in Toronto.
In his career with the Lakers, Abdul/JabBar is the only player to score more than 30 points in each of the last two seasons.
In addition to his basketball career, Abdul Jabbar is an accomplished artist.
He created the “Karate Kid” character in 1982 and also created the character “The Cheat” in 1987.
He has also made guest appearances on several other movies, including “Hollywoodland,” “Cinderella” and “The Godfather.”