Abdul-Jabbar recovering from bypass surgery

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16 and is expected to make a full recovery. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA’s chief of cardiac surgery, said the surgery scorer was successful and he expects Abdul-Jabbar to make a full recovery.

During his 20-year NBA career, Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time MVP, six-time NBA champion and 19-time All-Star. He is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points.

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