The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '80s

6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Accomplishments (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 10x All-Star, 1x MVP, 1x Finals MVP, 6x All-NBA, 3x All-Defense, 1x Blocks Leader, 5x Champion
Team(s): Lakers
Stats (1979-1980 - 1988-1989): 20.6 PPG 7.6 RPG 2.8 APG 2.0 BPG
'80s Highlights 

When you look up 'consistency', a picture of Kareem in his signature goggles is right next to it. During the '80s, he wasn't the same rebounder he once was during the '70s, but the patented 'Skyhook' remained unguardable. It's the reason why Jabbar was able to play for 20 seasons and be the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Kareem also played a bit of defense and protected the rim during five title runs. When he retired, the Cap was the all-time leader in blocks as well. He should've been one of the first with a statue outside of the Staples Center!

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