Originally Posted by DKLaker
I'm an OLD diehard Lakers fan I was watching the Lakers BEFORE they even moved to the Forum....ok. I got Pat Riley's autograph when he was a rookie, so trust me, I KNOW what i'm talking about, I've had way too many
(well over 100) run-ins with Kareem, I know players who played with and against him and i'm telling you that he's a vile human being. I've met all but a couple players who played with the team since they moved to LA, and honestly, he's the only A-Hole in the group. Magic is the Anti-Kareem, he's as great a guy as you could imagine, I first met him right after he got drafted by the Lakers. Kobe despite the crap that is said is a nice cool dude.
Kareem is such a jerk that he didn't even talk to Magic the first 5 years they played together....and Magic was his biggest fan and supporter....not to mention helped him win 5 rings. He finally open up to Magic. I could write a book on the evil Kareem......I wish this wasn't true, I love my Lakers so much...but I assure you it's 100% true.
Being that this is the dead of summer, I would LOVE to hear your stories of run ins.
But yeah, I've heard similar things from people that have met him. If you don't know him, he's a very coarse individual that will generally leave you feeling bad.