NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalized in Los Angeles after falling and breaking his hip

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was awaiting hip surgery after falling while attending a concert, his representative Deborah Morales said Saturday.

Abdul-Jabbar, 76, was attending a concert Friday night when “had an accidental fall and he broke his hip,” Morales said. TMZ was the first to report the incident.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks during a press conference in Los Angeles on February 9, 2023.Andrew D. Bernstein / NBAE via Getty Images file

“We are all deeply grateful for the support for Kareem, especially from the Los Angeles Fire Department who treated him at the scene,” Morales stated.

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Abdul-Jabbar was taken to a Los Angeles hospital. Morales thanked the “amazing medical team and to the doctors at UCLA Hospital who are taking good care of Kareem now.”

Abdul-Jabbar is second on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, with 38,387 points scored. He was surpassed by LeBron James in February 2023.

It is not clear which concert he attended. winner of six most valuable player titles (MVP, in English) when he fell.