Cops: Basketball Legend's Son Stabbed Neighbor

Adam Abdul-Jabbar, son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, arrested and charged with assault
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2020 10:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – The 28-year-old son of basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been arrested in Orange County, Calif., after cops there say he stabbed a neighbor earlier this week. Per TMZ Sports, authorities say Adam Abdul-Jabbar was arrested Wednesday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after officers responded to a call the previous night about a stabbing in San Clemente. "The suspect, who is the neighbor of the victim, was arrested without incident," police say.

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The New York Post notes that Adam was on his father's team when they appeared on a celebrity version of Family Feud in 2017. Adam, said to be 6-foot-7 and 180 pounds, according to booking files, has since been released from custody, per police. The alleged victim took himself to the hospital with "with multiple non-life-threatening injuries," cops say. TMZ tried to reach out to both Abdul-Jabbars: The site couldn't get in touch with the younger one, and a rep for Kareem hung up on TMZ. (Read more Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stories.)

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