NBA Superstar Kareem Abul-Jabbar Is Auctioning Off His Championship Rings And The Reason Will Make Your Day
Kareem Abul-Jabbar shows what a true champion human being is
Few athletes have more championship hardware than NBA superstar Kareem Abul-Jabbar.
He has earned the privilege of sitting back in a comfy chair and admiring all this hardware well into his old age.
That might work for other superstars.
Abul-Jabbar has decided to auction off his championship rings from 1980, ’85, ’87 and ’88. All of those titles were earned while he was a member of the Lakers.
Other items on the auction block include game-worn uniforms and jerseys. One such item is the game-used and signed ball from his final game in the NBA in 1989.
The proceeds are going to help kids.
He writes on his website:
“So, when it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room, or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple. Sell it all.”
Abdul-Jabbar says the proceeds will go the Skyhook Foundation. Its mission is “to ‘give kids a shot that can’t be blocked.’ We do this by sending children from economically challenged schools to five days in the Angeles National Forest to experience the wonders of nature and learn the basics about science, technology, and engineering. Camp Skyhook is an immersive hands-on experience that takes kids out of school for 5 days and 4 nights. They go from auditory learning to utilizing all of their senses in the great outdoors. Our hope is not just to get them out of the city to commune with the outdoors, but to stimulate an interest in the sciences that might lead them to fulfilling careers.”
Interested in getting in on this most inspiring auction? You can bid here.
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