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The son of former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested in California for allegedly stabbing a neighbor multiple times.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar was reportedly booked on one count of assault with a deadly weapon after being arrested in Orange County for the incident on Tuesday, according to records obtained by TMZ Sports.
The 28-year-old son of the Hall of Fame player, who played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association, was listed on a booking sheet as being 6 feet 7 and weighing 180 pounds. He allegedly attacked his neighbor on Tuesday night and police responded to a call about the incident in San Clemente about 10 p.m.
“The suspect, who is the neighbor of the victim, was arrested without incident,” a police spokesperson told TMZ.
The victim, who was unnamed in the report, went to the hospital on his own “with multiple non-life-threatening injuries,” according to the spokesperson.
Abdul-Jabbar, who appeared on “Celebrity Family Feud” in 2017 with his father, was released from custody, according to police and an investigation into the incident is underway.
TMZ noted that it had not been able to contact Adam Abdul-Jabbar, and a representative for his father hung up when he was reached for comment.
The 73-year-old Abdul-Jabbar made headlines in April when he donated 900 pairs of safety goggles to his alma mater, UCLA, in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to thank the doctors and nurses at UCLA for all that they are doing,” Abdul-Jabbar said on the website for UCLA Health. “You guys are awesome, risking your lives to help the public. “I would like to do my part, so I’m going to use my influence and have my team source quality medical products such as protective eyewear goggles. … You guys should have all the best equipment while you’re on the frontline. Thank you for all you do, and good luck.”
The NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Abdul-Jabbar recently penned an op-ed on the protests breaking out across the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, claiming the violent demonstrations are a result of people being pushed to the edge.
“I don’t want to see stores looted or even buildings burn. But African Americans have been living in a burning building for many years, choking on the smoke as the flames burn closer and closer,” he wrote in the piece published by the Los Angeles Times on May 30.
“Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere,” he wrote, slamming President Trump in the process for calling protesters and rioters “thugs.”
“Just as the slimy underbelly of institutional racism is being exposed, it feels like hunting season is open on blacks. If there was any doubt, President Trump’s recent tweets confirm the national zeitgeist as he calls protesters thugs’ and looters fair game to be shot,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote.
Twitter users reacted to the news about the arrest of the NBA great’s son so soon after he lectured America on the protests.
Evil white oppression. Definitely the cause here.
— MediaAgenda (@MediaAgenda1) June 12, 2020
He was just protesting systemic racism its all good people
— witts0 (@witts02) June 12, 2020
Must be because he was poor and marginalized
— consciousconservative (@conaciousconse1) June 12, 2020
Maybe instead of blaming white people for everything he should raise his kids better.
— Early (@TheRealPest) June 12, 2020
But was he protesting 🙄
— R (@Robroy4444) June 12, 2020
Just found out Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 28 year old son stabbed my bosses friend this week. A guy have hung out w/ on multiple occasions at my bosses home in in So Cal. (He’s going to be fine.) I couldn’t even attempt to make that one up. 2020 is the straight up f’ing TWILIGHT ZONE.
— Ezekiel F. Cuddy (@TheRealZeke) June 12, 2020
Liberals, #BLM , Antifa, Democrats will sweep this right under the rug.
— Sherrie 4 Trump 🇺🇸 (@cava6809) June 12, 2020