Throwback Thursday: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wins Record Sixth MVP In 1980

kareem-abdul-jabbar-1985The 1979-80 season is remembered by Lakers fans for many reasons. During that offseason, the Lakers drafted Magic Johnson with the top pick in the 1979 NBA Draft. Johnson would go on to win the 1980 NBA Finals MVP Award with his 42 point, 15 rebound, seven assist performance in Game 6 of the Finals, after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was injured.

That performance remains one of the greatest moments in NBA history, but what is forgotten is the performance of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However that performance, and the performance of Abdul-Jabbar throughout that entire season should not be forgotten as he was named the NBA’s regular season MVP for a record sixth time that season.

Abdul-Jabbar was in his eleventh season at the time and many had begun to believe that his best years were behind him, but this season proved otherwise. Abdul-Jabbar averaged just under 25 points and 11 rebounds while also posting a league leading 3.4 blocks all while shooting over 60 percent from the field.

Abdul-Jabbar had already won two MVPs with the Lakers in 1976 and 1977, but his final one in 1980 put him in hollowed ground. To this day, no one has ever won more than five, except for Abdul-Jabbar. Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Michael Jordan each won the award five times, but no one has been able to match Abdul-Jabbar’s six.

Abdul-Jabbar had continued his outstanding play during the postseason, averaging 32 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks before being injured in Game 5 of the Finals.

There have been many amazing players to enter the NBA, but only one has been consistent and talented enough to win six regular season NBA MVPs.

On this Throwback Thursday we remember Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for winning his NBA record Sixth NBA MVP. A record that has yet to be approached or broken.

I simply want to tell you that I am just newbie to weblog and really loved you’re web-site. More than likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You absolutely have very good well written articles. Many thanks for revealing your web-site.

  • A few things i don’t understood is at truth how you are now not necessarily really a lot more neatly-favored as compared to you may be right now. You might be so smart. You already know thus considerably concerning this matter, taught me to be separately consider it from the large amount of different sides. It’s just like people are certainly not intrigued until it is something to accomplish along with Girl coo! Your individual stuffs outstanding. All the time look after up!

  • Oh my benefits! an outstanding post guy. Thanks However I am experiencing issue with ur rss. Don?t understand why Incapable to register for it. Exists anyone obtaining similar rss problem? Any individual who knows kindly react. Thnkx

  • An intriguing conversation is worth comment. I assume that you need to create a lot more on this topic, it might not be a taboo topic yet generally people are inadequate to talk on such topics. To the following. Thanks

  • I?m amazed, I need to state. Actually rarely do I experience a blog that?s both educative and also enjoyable, and also let me inform you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your suggestion is exceptional; the concern is something that inadequate people are talking wisely about. I am very delighted that I came across this in my look for something associating with this.

  • I am frequently to blog writing and i actually appreciate your web content. The article has actually peaks my passion. I am going to bookmark your website as well as keep looking for new details.

  • I?m pleased, I need to claim. Really seldom do I run into a blog that?s both instructional as well as entertaining, and also let me inform you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your suggestion is superior; the concern is something that insufficient people are talking intelligently about. I am really satisfied that I came across this in my look for something connecting to this.

  • There are certainly a lot of information like that to think about. That is a great point to bring up. I supply the ideas over as general motivation however clearly there are concerns like the one you raise where the most crucial point will certainly be working in truthful good faith. I don?t know if best techniques have actually emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your task is clearly identified as an up for grabs. Both young boys as well as girls feel the influence of simply a moment?s satisfaction, for the remainder of their lives.

  • Hey there! I just want to provide a massive thumbs up for the excellent details you have below on this article. I will certainly be returning to your blog site for even more soon.

  • There is significantly a bundle to learn about this. I presume you made sure great points in attributes also.

  • It?s tough to discover well-informed individuals on this topic, yet you sound like you know what you?re talking about! Many thanks

  • Hello! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  • There are some interesting points in this article yet I don?t understand if I see every one of them center to heart. There is some validity yet I will certainly take hold opinion up until I look into it even more. Good short article, many thanks and also we want a lot more! Added to FeedBurner also

  • Can I simply claim what an alleviation to discover somebody who actually understands what theyre discussing on the net. You most definitely recognize how to bring an issue to light and make it vital. More individuals need to read this and comprehend this side of the tale. I angle think youre not a lot more popular due to the fact that you certainly have the present.

  • I am really enjoying the theme/design of your blog. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog visitors have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any advice to help fix this issue?

  • I am typically to blogging and also i actually appreciate your content. The write-up has really peaks my passion. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new info.

  • Aw, this was a truly wonderful post. In idea I would love to place in composing like this additionally? taking time and also actual initiative to make a very good short article? yet what can I state? I put things off alot and also never appear to obtain something done.

  • This is the right blog site for anybody who intends to find out about this subject. You recognize so much its practically tough to say with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You absolutely placed a brand-new spin on a subject thats been discussed for several years. Great stuff, simply wonderful!

  • The next time I review a blog site, I hope that it does not dissatisfy me as much as this. I indicate, I understand it was my option to read, yet I in fact assumed youd have something intriguing to state. All I listen to is a lot of whimpering regarding something that you can repair if you werent also hectic seeking focus.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.