NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was recently rushed to the UCLA hospital after a shocking and tragic incident.
According to reports from local media outlets, the star slipped at a concert that he was attending in Los Angeles. His injuries were described to be critical and included a broken hip too.
The news has left fans, friends, and loved ones of the star in tears, as the family calls for prayers during this difficult time.
The 76-year-old is a famous legend in the world of basketball and is also followed for his words of wisdom that many people can relate to. Therefore, the news has left people in shock as they continue to send out warm wishes and love regarding the ordeal.
Kareem is number two on the NBA list of top-scoring performers, falling just short of LeBron James. He has also been an inspiration for cancer survivors from all over the globe after overcoming prostate cancer.
The incident is said to have shattered his body, leaving him bedridden as doctors decide the extra critical move as he enters the recovery phase.
His rep is yet to disclose more details regarding his health condition as he is still said to be inside the surgery room. She has instead requested prayers for the star and his loved ones who are close by.
The Hall of Famer is said to be taken care of by the incredible and humble medical staff at the UCLA hospital, his rep has gone on to add.
The star has been synonymous with the world of basketball since his high school days. His performance has been deemed to be iconic by many other leading names in the sports industry, giving him the tag of being a role model to thousands around the globe.
But it’s not only his skill in the court that had people talking. His down-to-earth nature and infectious smile as well as the ability to light up any room are other characteristics that many know him by.