Abdul-Jabbar On WFAN: ‘I’m In Remission’
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar joined Boomer & Carton on Friday morning to talk about winning the battle with leukemia and his new documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants.”
“So far so good,” Abdul-Jabbar said of his cancer. “I’m in remission, and I’m going to do everything I can to stay there.”
A few days after putting a comment on his Twitter account that he was cancer free, Abdul-Jabbar said it was a misstatement.
“That was the wrong term to use,” he explained to Boomer & Carton.
The 63-year-old Abdul-Jabbar, a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia in 2008. He held a screening on Thursday at Science Park High School for his new full-length documentary, “On the Shoulders of Giants.”
And what would a visit by the great Abdul-Jabbar be without asking him about the future of Carmelo Anthony.
“Well, ‘Melo would make any team better,” Kareem said. “He’s incredible.”
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