WATCH: Crowd Erupted as Rare Photo of Lakers Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Towering Over Robert Downey Jr. Surfaced on Live TV

Published 05/31/2022, 7:00 PM EDT

Thanks to the insane popularity of the sport and the league, the NBA has millions of fans worldwide. This includes celebrities as well. In one such instance, a picture between Robert Downey Jr. and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made the crowd go into a frenzy.

During an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, stars Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. were asked about their basketball story. Holland revealed he attended a game between the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks.


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Interestingly enough, instead of supporting the home team, the Knicks, Tom supported the Warriors. The host then turned his attention to Downey Jr. and Kimmel revealed an interesting detail.

The crowd went into a burst of huge laughter as a picture of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Downey Jr. was shown.

The height difference between the two was staggering, which shows just how tall NBA players are. Moreover, the host revealed this was the first meeting between Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Iron Man fame actor.

How tall is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is widely regarded as one of the best players to ever represent the Los Angeles Lakers. Along with Magic Johnson, Kareem won 5 NBA titles with the franchise.

He dominated the league thanks to his huge physicality and basketball skills like no other. He stands at a huge 7-foot-1 inch frame making him one of the tallest players of his generation.


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Jabbar won 5 NBA titles with the Lakers and 1 title with the Milwaukee Bucks. Moreover, he has numerous individual accolades to his name.

Kareem has the unique distinction of having the most All-Star game appearances (19) and most All-NBA selections (17). 


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However, one record stands apart. Jabbar is the leading NBA scorer of all time with 38, 387 points. Although it seems LeBron James will beat the record, his legacy still remains unmatched.



Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima