‘I give Kareem Abdul-Jabbar full credit for breaking my all-time record!’: When Wilt Chamberlain highlighted the Lakers legend’s longtime excellence

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the current NBA all-time leading scorer. He overtook Wilt Chamberlain in 1984, a feat Wilt hailed.

The cap, better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is one of the best to ever ‘lace up’. Born in 1947, Jabbar dominated the sport at every level.

From high school through college to his two decades in the NBA. Kareem dominated everything. Finishing his career in 1989, he would retire averaging nearly 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.

Not to mention that he still holds the title of all-time leading scorer in the NBA, with 38,387 points. He will be wary though, as a certain King James is fast approaching his record.

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Either way, there are still plenty of other great accomplishments from Kareem. He certainly cannot be moved as one of the greatest, if not the greatest of all time.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar received praise from Wilt Chamberlain for surpassing his record

In 1984, the ranking of all-time top scorers was quite different. A certain Wilt Chamberlain held the record with a career total of 31,419 points.

However, this was surpassed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then 37 years old. A moment that solidified him on the hypothetical Mount Rushmore of many peoples basketball.

He may have taken his time but in 1994 Wilt The Stilt congratulated Kareem for breaking his record.

“I give Kareem full credit for breaking my all-time record,” Chamberlain said in a 1994 interview. an athlete takes many games or years to accumulate. Anyone can have a great game, but having 1,000 good games matters more.

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That was truly high praise coming from one of the greats. Kareem will surely be equally complimentary when LeBron James inevitably passes him.