April 29, 2011

NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Visit Istanbul

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Turkish star Mehmet Okur are coming to Turkey to attend a party in Istanbul.

All-time National Basketball Association top scorer Abdul-Jabbar and Okur, the only Turk to win a league title in the world’s best basketball league, will be present at a Friday party for the launch of Renault’s “Meganeomani” advertising campaign.

Some high-profile athletes and sports administrators of Turkey will also attend the party, a statement from Renault said.

Abdul-Jabbar, now 64, scored 38,387 points in his career, placing him above some of the greatest names of basketball.

Okur is one of Turkey’s most decorated players, having won the NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004 and participating in the All-Star game in 2007, becoming the only Turk to do so.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Visit Istanbul

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