Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Shows Interest Linking with Milwaukee Bucks Ownership Group

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Kareem Spinning Basketball

Former UCLA and Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, spinning a basketball while visiting children last year in the Alemao complex slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is interested in joining part of a future Milwaukee Bucks ownership group. (Victor R. Caivano/The Associated Press)

After once dominating the basketball court with an unstoppable skyhook, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has kept his itinerary open for something that could prove just as far-reaching.

Forty-three years after leading the Milwaukee Bucks to a 1971 NBA championship, Abdul-Jabbar expressed interest in becoming part of the franchise’s ownership group.

“The team very likely will change hands and there are a number of people that are interested. I’ve had some people approach me. But there’s nothing yet.”Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The team very likely will change hands and there are a number of people that are interested,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “I’ve had some people approach me. But there’s nothing yet.”

Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl has said he is seeking additional investers to create an ownership group to oversee a franchise that enters Thursday night’s game against the Lakers (24-46) at BMO Harris Bradley Center with the NBA’s worst record (13-58).

Both the Bucks and Kohl’s advisor Allen & Co., a New York City based investment bank, declined to discuss the impending sale and if Abdul-Jabbar would join any ownership group that eventually purchases the franchise that Forbes estimated is valued at $405 million.

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