Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in good health after bypass surgery

By on April 30, 2015

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is fine — again.

The NBA legend, who had quadruple coronary bypass surgery just two weeks ago, had a health scare that a spokesperson deemed a false alarm on Wedneday.

The Jabbar began the day with a tweet saying, “Just want to let everyone know I’m doing fine & feeling better everyday. Doing my rehab w/the same mental commitment I had as an pro.”

But about two hours later Jabbar said he became dizzy and his doctor told him to go to the emergency room at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to the hospital.

“He was evaluated by his surgeon and cardiologist,” the hospital said in a statement. “After a battery of tests, they found no complications. Abdul-Jabbar was discharged from the emergency department and is back home continuing his recovery.”

Jabbar’s surgeon, Dr. Richard Shemin, said it is not uncommon for patients to experience some symptoms that require ruling out serious problems following major heart surgery.

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer underwent the surgery on April 17, the same day as his 68th birthday.

A native New Yorker, Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. and went to the all-boys Catholic school Power Memorial Academy before attending UCLA .

He was a six-time NBA MVP and a record 19-time All-Star. He was twice voted MVP of the NBA Finals, winning a total of six championships.



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