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.”

LISTEN: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Boomer & Carton, talks battle with cancer

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One Comment

  1. scott says:

    Kareem defines greatness. College and pro. Movies too. He had a bit part in The Stand. I’m 56 and have seen him more times than I can count and off the court too. Just a good guy all around. Down to earth and a cool guy.

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