Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off a ton of special artifacts from his legendary NBA career, not because he has money issues but rather to help kids through his Skyhook Foundation.
The NBA all-time leading scorer’s charity helps kids learn more about science, technology, engineering and math and he’s more than happy to say goodbye to some special things from his past to help more kids.
Besides the 1980, 1985, 1987 and 1988 championship rings he earned as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar is auctioning off a game-used signed and inscribed basketball from his final game in 1989. He finished his legendary career with an NBA-record 38,387 points.
“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 wrote on his blog about why he’s auctioning off valuables from his sports history.
“Looking back on what I have done with my life, instead of gazing at the sparkle of jewels or gold plating celebrating something I did a long time ago, I’d rather look into the delighted face of a child holding their first caterpillar and think about what I might be doing for their future.
“That’s a history that has no price.”
Pretty cool stuff right there from one of the best players in NBA history.