Abdul-Jabbar Humbled in Statue Unveiling
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s famed skyhook, already immortalized in the minds of Lakers fans and opponents, has now been cast in bronze for future generations of basketball fans.
The former Lakers great, helped by a few of his closest friends, unveiled 16-foot bronze likeness of the “Cap” on Friday before the Lakers played Phoenix at Staples Center.
“When you’re fortunate enough to be honored in this way, it’s a very humbling experience.” Abdul-Jabbar’s statue, created by sculptors Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, depicts the former center with his signature goggles and No. 33 jersey, putting up a skyhook. It will join statues of Jerry West and Magic Johnson in Star Plaza.