Widely considered to be one of the greatest NBA players of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent 20 years with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers, helping both teams win a combined six championships while becoming the league's all-timing leading scorer with over 38,000 points. Towering over others at 7-feet-2-inches tall, Abdul-Jabbar used his height and exceptional athleticism to develop his famed skyhook, a shot that incorporated the entirety of his frame and was nearly impossible to block. Able to shoot the skyhook with either hand from virtually any point on the court, Abdul-Jabbar emerged as a potent offensive threat that created both fear and frustration among opponents. While an imposing force on the court, Abdul-Jabbar developed a reputation for being introverted and standoffish off the court, particularly with the press. His enigmatic persona baffled some and angered others, all to the detriment of Abdul-Jabbar himself, who later regretted not engaging with sportswriters earlier in his career. He was, however, popular among fans, some of whom helped him rebuild his extensive jazz record collection after his home burned down in 1983. Because he played in the heart of Hollywood, Abdul-Jabbar naturally gravitated towards film and television, memorably appearing in "Airplane!" (1980) and "Fletch" (1985), while making cameos as himself on a variety of TV shows. With his a rehabilitated reputation post-retirement, Abdul-Jabbar enjoyed the comfort of having been one of professional basketball's best centers and arguably its greatest all-around player.