Before The Deal: What The NBA's Best Players Wore Before They Got A Sneaker Contract

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)

Sneaker: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

Years: 1965 - 1969

Kareem may have switched his name and footwear choice when he hit the pro level but Lou Alcindor and Chucks is about as memorable as it gets.

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