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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem

(Encyclopedia)Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem krm´ b´dool jbär´ [key], 1947–, American basketball player, b. New York City as Ferdinand Lewis (Lew) Alcindor. At 7 ft 2 in. (218 cm), he led the Univ. of Califor...

Alcindor, Lew

(Encyclopedia)Alcindor, Lew: see Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem.

Buss, Jerry

(Encyclopedia)Buss, Jerry (Gerald Hatten Buss), 1933–2013, American businessman and basketball executive, b. Salt Lake City. He worked in the aerospace industry until the late 1950s, when he struck it rich in the...

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