An African-American activist, Abdul-Jabbar is forever a role model for young people, a basketball player who overcame difficulties and succeeded in his career and post-career. He created the Skyhook Foundation to give new impetus to schoolboys in poverty by offering them a week-long stay in a camp in the midst of the forest.
Abdul-Jabbar knows that his achievement is part of the history of sports. He is a collector on a wide variety of topics. He decided to put all his basketball memories at the disposal of collectors. The auction includes 146 lots. It is organized by Goldin Auctions online, ending on October 27. Proceeds from the sale will go primarily to the Skyhook Foundation.
The catalog includes three prestigious championship rings.
Lot 53 is a non-nominating NCAA ring rewarding the Bruins for three consecutive victories in 1967, 1968 and 1969.
Lot 63 is the 1971 NBA Ring awarded to L. Alcindor of the Milwaukee Bucks. Lew Alcindor was the birth name of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used by him until he made public his conversion to Islam in 1971.
Lot 76 is the 1982 NBA Team Work Championship ring awarded to Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers.
1971 NBA ring SOLD for $ 153K including premium
Lots 53 and 76 unsold