1. Lew Alcindor
Lew who? Before he was six-time NBA champion sky-hooking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time scoring leader was a super tall skinny kid out of the projects of Upper Manhattan born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. After winning 71 straight high school games, Alcindor was recruited by Coach Wooden and went on to lead UCLA to an 88-2 record and three titles.
The only reason he did not win four was that back in the day, freshmen couldn’t play on the varsity team And while it’s true Kareem won a total of nine titles for his collegiate and pro career combined, yet there’s a name soon to appear that will leave Kareem’s totals in the dust. For more, keep reading.