Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  21 responses

Kareem Has Leukemia

Cap says he’s known about the disease for a year, and sounds optimistic and clear-headed about his battle: “Like many patients found to have this particular strain of leukemia, Abdul-Jabbar learned he had the disease while it was in its early phase. ‘In order to really deal with this situation, you have to find a specialist and follow their instructions,’ he said. ‘You have to take your medication; you have to get your blood checked regularly so that you can be monitored … It’s something that can be managed,’ he said of his disease. ‘You can continue to live a productive life without changing your lifestyle that much. It does not have to be a death sentence.”’

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  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    be strong cap.

  • swooshgoddess15

    liveStrong #33.

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick thesubwayconnection

    Although it’s completely inappropriate: I blame Bynum.

  • Wyclef

    Well, at least he is blessed with enough funds to take care of it.

  • slamfan4life

    you’ll make it kareem

  • http://hoopmixtape.ning.com/ Simon S.Y Lawy

    God Bless You

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    You know, being positive is the first step to fighting it. And @subwayconnection.. I was going to say the same thing..

  • 6marjons

    stand strong big man

  • Jake

    This is T-Mac’s fault…

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Pray for Cap.

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    This made me really sad when I heard about it. I just finished reading Oscar Robertson’s autobiography (which all of you should check out) and he and Kareem are two cats I’ve always admired.

  • Syk

    this might be one of the reasons why him and bynum stopped working together. maybe he decided he need to rest. either way get better cap.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Get well soon

  • http://www.slamonline.com Klav

    Idk what some of you guys are talking about but I agree with Syk. when it was reported that Bynum wasn’t going to work with Cap it was reported that it could also be the working of management…possibly because they knew he had cancer??? Some people aren’t using their heads.

  • nastierthanu

    A famous cat getting this will shed light on the disease. Once awareness is raised hopefully donations will follows. He works in mysterious ways. God bless the cap. Sky hookin’ all day.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Get well soon, Kareem.

  • Cizzo

    Lou Al Cindor what do yall know about that, All you young cats pay homage, live life to the fullest nothing promised, Kareem my prayers are with you !!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Best wishes to Kareem. Let’s not forget: the man fought Bruce Lee in “Game of Death” — he can beat this.

  • j4zzm4n

    be strong cap.hope you win this fight

  • Jezfore

    Magic got AIDS or HIV and he’s lasted for like 18 years. Kareem is gonna stay strong