Look — this doesn’t even have to find itself on a UCLA fan site to be considered the truth.
Michael Jordan is probably the best basketball player to play the game.
But in no way, shape or form did he have a better college basketball career than Lew Alcindor.
I don’t even need to list his collegiate achievements to make my point, but I will.
Alcindor, or better know to the layperson as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, finished his illustrious UCLA career with the following accolades:
- 3x National College Player of the Year
- 3x Consensus First-Team All-American
- 3x NCAA Champion
- 3x NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
- 3x First-Team Parade All-American
- 2x Mr. Basketball USA
- No. 33 retired by UCLA
- Career scoring average of 26.4 points per game (UCLA record)
- 943 career field goals made (tied for first)
- Most points in a season at 870
- Highest season scoring average at 29.0 in 1967
- Most field goals (346) and most free throws attempted (274) in a season
- Most points in a single game (61)
- Most field goals in a single game with 26 in 1967
- Only player to win the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award three times
I mean, come on, Michael Jordan’s career at North Carolina can’t even sniff this list and that’s no discredit to MJ. NBA teams even thought so at the time, selecting Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie ahead of him after he left UNC.
This is a laughable piece of content in our current times, so basically, we’re all Kareem at this time.
LMAO!!!’— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) April 2, 2020
You got our vote as the GOAT, Kareem. That’s for sure.