MX23RW : Tuesday, June 25 15:13:06| >> :600:16480439:16480439:

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalised after breaking hip in fall

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalised after breaking hip in fall
© Reuters
NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is hospitalised after breaking his hip in a fall during a concert, the 76-year-old's business partner Deborah Morales has announced.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been hospitalised after breaking his hip in a fall, the 76-year-old's business partner Deborah Morales has announced.

Abdul-Jabbar was attending a concert when the incident occurred on Saturday, and Morales confirmed that the six-time NBA MVP would undergo an operation.

Writing on Abdul-Jabbar's X account, Morales said: "Last night while attending a concert, Kareem had an accidental fall and broke his hip. He will have surgery today.

"We are all deeply appreciative of all the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department who assisted Kareem on site and the amazing medical team and doctors at UCLA Hospital who are taking great care of Kareem now."

Abdul-Jabbar enjoyed an illustrious 20-year career in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, winning six NBA Championships and earning a joint-record 19 All-Star nominations.

The 76-year-old sat at the top of the NBA all-time scoring charts for 39 years with an astonishing 38,387 points, before LeBron James broke the record in February of this year.

Abdul-Jabbar was previously diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009 and underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery six years later after being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

ID:531577:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect1883:

Click here for more stories about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Click here for more stories about Milwaukee Bucks

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves to the basket against Phoenix Suns on December 5, 2023
Read Next:
James inspires Lakers to semi-finals, Bucks defeat Knicks
>
rhs 2.0
Euro 2024 fixtures header
Tuesday, June 25
 
5pm
 
8pm
 
8pm
Wednesday, June 26
 
5pm
 
5pm
 
8pm
Saturday, June 29
 
5pm
 
8pm
Sunday, June 30
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 2
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Sunday, July 14


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!