Los Angeles Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar “was the greatest athlete to ever walk the planet” says ex-Lakers trainer, Gary Vitti

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was seemingly the easiest selection for Rasheed Wallace (Credit NBA.com/Twitter)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest athlete to walk the planet, ex-Lakers trainer, Gary Vitti told Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Press Play Below To Listen! 

NBA Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul has had quite the career. A 6-time NBA Most Valuable Player and 19-time NBA All Star  played 20 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers.

During that time, he helped both his teams win six championships (one with the Milwaukee Bucks, five with the Los Angeles Lakers).

“I believe that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was not only the greatest basketball player that ever played the game, I can make an argument that he was the greatest athlete to ever walk the planet,” ex-Los Angeles Lakers trainer, Gary Vitti told me on Scoop B Radio.

Vitti has room to talk. He began as a trainer with the Lakers in 1984 while Pat Riley was head coach. During his Lakers tenure, he’s been around all of the names! Think  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, think Magic Johnson, think James Worthy.

Just don’t forget Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, though!

When Abdul-Jabbar retired in 1989, he left as the league’s as the  NBA’s all-time leader scorer with 38,387 points. “You really look at what Kareem accomplished in his career there is no one that comes even close to his success,” Vitti also told Scoop B Radio.

“That he has had in terms of championships. Whether it be high school, college, pros, MVPs, scoring, he is beyond and I mean way beyond anybody else that has ever played any sport.”

Added Vitti:

“They still haven’t broken his record and I don’t think anybody will because for one thing, no one will play long enough. It takes a lot of years to score that many points. So anyway that is my opinion.”


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