Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks after unveiling a statue of himself in front of Staples Center, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks after unveiling a statue of himself in front of Staples Center, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Former Los Angeles Lakers center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks after unveiling a statue of himself in front of Staples Center, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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