Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is definitely legendary in the basketball world. With multiple accolades to his name, he’s managed to have a major influence on younger players currently in the league.
With this said, he’s also a giving person who’s been focused on auctions and giving back to the community. The legendary player put up around 234 items thanks to Goldin Auctions. Kareem gave out four of his six championship rings (all of which were from his time with the Lakers). He managed to sell each ring for about $245,500 to $398,937.50 each.
In total, the amount sold was $2,947,872.25. The money is set to go to the Skyhook Foundation, which will help kids in STEM fields and prepare them for the future.
My Showtime Lakers teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is selling all of his sports memorabilia from his remarkable 20-year, Hall of Fame basketball career. Items available at: https://t.co/IQs7SBcl5B pic.twitter.com/K1My1ruCiQ
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 25, 2019
“When it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple: Sell it all,” Abdul-Jabbar said.
Salute to the legendary former Laker player on this and for helping the community around him.