Son of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Charged With Multiple Felonies for Allegedly Stabbing Neighbor

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The son of famous NBA LA Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been charged with multiple felonies for repeatedly allegedly stabbing his neighbor following an argument over trashcans, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office Tuesday.

 The 60-year-old victim suffered a fractured skull and nearly died from blood loss after collapsing outside of the emergency room.Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, of San Clemente, has been charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury in connection with the June 9 attack, the press release said.

Adam appeared on “Celebrity Family Feud” with his Hall of Fame father in 2017. He faces a maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted on all counts.He is scheduled to be arraigned on September 9.  

The press release noted that on June 9, a man, who shares a driveway with Abdul-Jabbar, confronted him about not taking in the trashcans for Abdul-Jabbar’s elderly roommate.The argument escalated and Abduljabbar is accused of allegedly stabbing his neighbor multiple times with a large hunting knife, including in the back of the head, causing a fractured skull and a brain bleed. The man’s wife drove him to the hospital and he collapsed in front of the emergency room.“A dispute between neighbors should never escalate to violence, much less the ruthless nature of this attack,” said Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer in the press release. “Violence of any kind will not be tolerated in Orange County and those who choose to inflict violence on others will be prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to the fullest extent of the law.”

San Clemente man charged with multiple felonies for repeatedly stabbing his neighbor following an argument over trashcans. The 60-year-old victim suffered a fractured skull and nearly died from blood loss after collapsing outside of the emergency room.https://t.co/zGoEOSOscH pic.twitter.com/UEvhIYc09r

— OCDA Todd Spitzer (@OCDAToddSpitzer) August 25, 2020