Sconcurrent NBA champion Kareem Abdul Jabbar stands in the history books as one of the sport’s greatest talents, but also as the man at the heart of some of the greatest rivalries of all time.
His team was among those who clashed with the in an historic rivalry Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics.
The two sides met in the 1985 final Abdul-Jabbar‘s team at the top, thanks in part Larry Vogel‘s bad shape.
When asked what his favorite hot dog topping was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Abdul-Jabbar replied, “The Celtics’ tears of 1985 when they lost to the Lakers in the Finals.”
This fighting spirit is still in him today Abdul-Jabbar thought about how basketball has changed.
“There were good three-pointers, you get maybe 10 three-pointers in a game, now there are 10 three-pointers in a quarter.
“It looks like it’s going to be a three-point contest,” he said, analyzing how the game has unfolded.
“I’m the all-time leading scorer in the NBA and I’ve only had one three-pointer in my career.”
He is quickly followed in the record books Lebron Jameswho is averaging more than double his points per game in his 19th season of basketball action.
“The GOAT committee meets in secret, so we’ll never know, but if LeBron [James] breaks my record next year, that will be one last record I never have to worry about again,” he joked when asked which of the two was better.