Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Battling Cancer

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & President Obama.  Photo: L.A.Times.com

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & President Obama. Photo: L.A.Times.com

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he is battling a rare form of leukemia. He found out last December but only made the information public yesterday.

His prognosis is good but not guaranteed.  he got himself checked out after not feeling well and having hot flashes.  He got checked out at UCLA medical center, the school he played for in college. He thought he had a month to live but they assured him he may be able to make it.

“I’ve never been a person to share my private life. But I can help save lives,” he said at a midtown Manhattan conference room. “It’s incumbent on someone like me to talk about this.”

You all know I am a Laker fan and I was lucky enough as a kid to attend Kareem’s final regular season game against the Seattle Supersonics at the Los Angeles Forum.  Kareem on the rocking chair while Magic and us fans saluting him.  I truly hope he pulls through.  Each human life is not worth more than another, but some may effect us more than others. 

Good luck and prayers sent your way Kareem.-Dr.FB



  • PhillyNPG
    Posted at 05:43h, 11 November


  • Bohemian
    Posted at 13:56h, 10 November

    I don’t know who he is, but I like what he says and seeing Obama smile always makes me happy! I hope the angels stay with him through this.

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