Kareem Abdul Jabar managed to raise $2,947,872.25 for his charity by auctioning off 234 lots of memorabilia from his illustrious career. We mentioned his intention to do so in an article a few days ago, but this is quite the number.
As one would assume, the rings he got for winning with the Lakers got the highest price: the 1987 ring sold for the most, at $398,937.50, followed by his ring from 1985 $343,700. His 1980 and 1988 rings went for $245,500 each. His MVP trophies, the three he won in 1972, 174 and 176 all went for over $120,000 each.
Funds raised with this auction will be used to bring educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities. Kareem was always very active outside the basketball court and is continuing to support communities with his activism and public reach.
With LeBron’s “I Promise” project, Kareem’s activism and all the charity active and former players are doing in their communities, the NBA is at the forefront of giving back.