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On Monday, the 72-year-old made more than a fashion statement.
Per NBC San Diego Eric S. Page, Abdul-Jabbar donated 900 pairs of safety glasses to medical workers at Scripps Health in San Diego to help keep them protected from COVID-19.
The All-Star 19 times personally sent glasses while wearing gloves and masks.
“I miss you,” Abdul-Jabbar told those who met him at Scripps Health. “That’s why we are here.”
Scripps President and CEO Chris Van Gorder added, per Page:
“This is truly an extraordinary day. … These glasses are very important now. It’s one of the things we can’t buy through our normal channels. I just worked with the county yesterday, and they couldn’t find any glasses. ” , so someone as famous as Kareem came all the way here to donate sunglasses to us … truly extraordinary. “
Abdul-Jabbar also provides videos for TMZ Sports about movement:
“Hi, I’m Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I want to thank all the doctors, nurses and medical professionals at the Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. You are amazing because you are risking everything to help people like you,” And I want to do the part me. So I have authorized my team to use my name, image and likeness to look for high-quality medical products, like these safety glasses, so you can look as good as I do when I play. “
Abdul-Jabbar has shared an encouraging message on Twitter:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar @kaj33
Let’s work to improve ourselves and focus on staying positive and healthy. I am proud to represent @UCLAHealth and I want to share the advice that Coach uses to give us.
Coach Wooden used to say: “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do” https://t.co/4hTIzrAcuC
Abdul-Jabbar won one NBA title with the Bucks in 1971 and five more championships during his tenure at the Lakers from 1975 to 1989. Six times the NBA MVP is the league of all time in the league assessment leader with 38,387 points.
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