The Associated Press reported on the 17th (Korea Standard Time) that Abdul-Jabbar suffered a pelvic fracture after a fall at a concert hall in Los Angeles, California.
Abdul-Jabbar was injured on the night of the 15th local time and was taken to the nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for surgery.
Abdul-Jabbar, who joined the Milwaukee Bucks in 1969 and started his professional career, moved to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1975 and led the Lakers in their heyday with Magic Johnson.
He has won five NBA Finals with the Lakers alone and has won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) six times.
Abdul-Jabbar had the NBA’s record for most goals (38,387 points) before LeBron James (Lakers) broke the record in February this year.
Abdul-Jabbar, who retired in 1989, disclosed that he had been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2009, and in 2020, he also announced his fight against prostate cancer.