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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to be roasted, celebrity style

10/4/2012

One night after being immortalized with a statue outside Staples Center, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be made fun of in a hotel ballroom.

Voluntarily, of course.

Hosted by comedian George Lopez, the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Celebrity Roast will take place Nov. 17 at a downtown Los Angeles hotel, featuring appearances by many of Abdul-Jabbar's former teammates with the Showtime Lakers, including Magic Johnson.

The event also marks the beginning of the "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Experience," a multi-city tour featuring memorabilia from throughout his life and career.

The Hall of Fame center is the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points. He played in 19 All-Star games and was a six-time MVP. Before entering the NBA, Abdul-Jabbar starred with John Wooden's UCLA Bruins, winning three straight NCAA championships. He was named MVP of all three tournaments, the only player in NCAA history to accomplish the feat.