Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareen Abdul-Jabbar for the same reason that Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammed Ali - because they are Islamic, and wanted their names to reflect that.
What was Kareem Abdul Jabbar his given name when he was born?
Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor.... Lew Alcindor was what he went by at UCLA
Asked in Los Angeles Lakers, Basketball History
What is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's original name?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. or, Lew Alcindor for short. Alcindor changed his name legally to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971, during his conversion from Catholicism to Islam. ...
What is the value of a lew alcindor 1971 basketball card?
The price is about $7,500.
Asked in Basketball History
What number did lew alcindor where in high school?
same as with the UCLA, Bucks and Lakers #33
Asked in Basketball
Which retired athlete scored the most points in the NBA?
Kareem Abdul-Jabar (born Lew Alcindor)
Asked in Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks
What duo in 1971 led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA championship?
Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson.
Who was the 7 foot center who played for the Badgers when Lew Alcindor played at UCLA?
Al Henry was the Wisconsin center during the Alcindor years. He was 6' 10" and his last year in college was 1970. ...
Who was on the 1965 UCLA Basketball Freshman Roster?
Kenny Heitz, Lynn Shackleford, Lucius Allen, Lew Alcindor.
Asked in Basketball, Basketball History
Who was the rookie of the year for the NBA in 1969 - 1970?
Lew Alcindor better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Who are the top ten all time leading scorers in college basketball?
Lew Alcindor Pete Maravich Elgin Baylor
Asked in Frank Sinatra
Basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabar Lew Alcindor and Frank Sinatra had what in common?
They both weighed 13# at birth!
Asked in Education, High School
What is the real name of Kareem -Adul-jabar and which high school did he attend?
Ferdinand Lewis "Lew" Alcindor Jr. Power Memorial High School, New York, NY (1962-65) ...