Great gesture from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar … the NBA legend donated 1,800 goggles to hospitals in Southern California to help medical personnel during the coronavirus pandemic.
The former LA Lakers superstar says he was so moved by the bravery of doctors, nurses, and doctors in difficult times … he wanted to give them something back.
Kareem said he told his team to get high-quality medical products – including goggles – and donate to UCLA Health, Scripps, and other hospitals this week.
Of course, Kareem was famous for wearing Rec glasses during his Hall of Fame career … and said before giving away the medical supplies: “You can look as good as I did when I played!”
The 72-year-old added, “I want to thank all of the doctors, nurses and medical staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. You are great because you risk everything to help the public as you are.”
Scripps replied to the generous donation: “Thank you @ kaj33, you are really an MVP!”
Props on Kareem for the great train!