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He chose a Muslim name after converting to Islam.

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Is Kareem Abdul Jabbar the same as Lou Alcindor?

Yes. Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971.

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Game of Death

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He was born and grew up in Harlem, New York.

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Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor.... Lew Alcindor was what he went by at UCLA

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Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareen Abdul-Jabbar for the same reason that Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammed Ali - because they are Islamic, and wanted their names to reflect that.

What nba teams did Lou alcindor play for?

Lou Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971. So one could say that he played only for the Milwaukee Bucks. However, his career spanned 20 seasons for two teams. 1969-70 through 1974-75: Milwaukee Bucks 1975-76 through 1988-89: Los Angeles Lakers

What was Kareem Abdul Jabbar's original name?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born, Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. or, Lew Alcindor for short. Alcindor changed his name legally to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971, during his conversion from Catholicism to Islam.

When did Lou Alcindor convert to Islam?

1982 he became Mohammad's puppet to f**k doggy style up the a**

Did Lou Alcindor live in Hollis Queens?

Yes, somewhere on 104th Avenue. His father used to work transit

What is Kareem Abdul Jabbars origanal name?

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What was kareem Abdul-jabbar's original name?

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