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Kareem: “The Lakers don’t care about me”

May 18, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is still tweeting about a potential statue of him, and things have taken an interesting turn. Here’s a tweet the NBA’s All-Time leading scorer just sent out:

Rumor has it that I will be getting a statue. A caveat for all my fans-don’t hold your breath. Lakers don’t care about me.

Wow. Before that tweet, Abdul-Jabbar did note that Bill Russell took 40 years to get a statue, and Jerry West took 37 to get his, and that Abdul-Jabbar’s wait has “only” been 22 years, although he did add that Magic Johnson got his statue after only eight years. Kareem is continuing to tweet about this, does not appear to be joking, and is denying that his account has been hacked. We’ll keep you updated on this as it develops.

  1. jmclarkent - May 18, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    “LISTEN KID… I’ve been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I’m out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!”

    • goforthanddie - May 18, 2011 at 8:20 PM

      I’d much rather have Airplane! as a legacy than a statue :)

  2. chargerdillon - May 19, 2011 at 1:19 AM

    It’s because he’s black…

  3. edcolton - May 19, 2011 at 4:23 AM

    kareem could’nt play in today’s NBA – they are just too good for the guy.

    Lew Alcindor Maybe instead of a statue Disneyland can come out with some bobble-heads?
    Love to see the guy through the back windows of cars in L.A. He could be moving all over L.A. then intsead of a stationary statue.

    • Waxxx4321 - May 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

      I wonder what Bruce lee(Kareem was one of his students..would say to that..

  4. SmackSaw - May 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    He’s always been a diva,

  5. crashdavis99 - May 19, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    I’m really surprised Kareem doesn’t want an animatronic version of himself like the Disney Hall of Presidents. That way future generations could listen to him bitch and moan that he never got the respect and accolades he deserved! Please Kareem. shut the tweet up and go away.

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