Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the greatest players the game has ever seen and there is a case to be made, that he is the greatest. Kareem was a force in the league during the 1970s and well into the 1980s, during which he won 6 NBA championships to go with a record 6 MVP awards. He also remains the all-time leading scorer in NBA history with 38,387 points and he is also a record 19-time All-Star.
The list of records can go on and on at this point, so it is not a surprise that a lot of people, like Paul Pierce, do consider him to be the GOAT . Kareem was recently asked about the GOAT debate which usually involves Michael Jordan and LeBron James when he was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and he had a hilarious response to it.
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