Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Tweets He’s Now Cancer Free

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he’s now 100 percent cancer free.

Abdul-Jabbar, who revealed he was battling a form of blood cancer in November 2009, took to Twitter to make the announcement.

“re my medical condition, I am 100% cancer free!!” he tweeted excitedly Friday morning.

Abdul-Jabbar, 63, was diagnosed chronic myeloid leukemia in December 2008.

Abdul-Jabbar is best known as the 7-foot-2 center with the famous sky hook who helped the Lakers win five championships before he retired in 1989.

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  1. bdj says:

    I’m glad to hear that the GREATEST basketball center of all times is health and well.

  2. Brad Cooley says:

    i’m glad to hear that the guy who beat up Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee is well and in good health! Kareeeem!!!!

  3. Manny Miles says:

    Kareem is 63 yrs old, and turning 64 in April. Not ’62’ as stated here. As for the story, this is good news on Big Lew.

  4. EnigMaa says:

    PRAISE Be To GOD! You have been Blessed with a Miracle!
    We are All Happy for Your Good Health’s Return!

  5. godslillerose says:

    That’s great news, wishing him continued god health, he will always be a great, athlete and hero in my eyes..

  6. SAL C says:

    NICE TO HEAR THAT ONE HE DESERVES A LONG LIFE IN AND OUT OF BASKETBALL. NICE PLAYER FOR SURE

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