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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donating hundreds of pairs of goggles to healthcare workers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is making a fitting donation to those on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

The retired basketball legend, who was famous for wearing goggles during his NBA career, hand-delivered 900 pairs of safety goggles to healthcare workers at Scripps Health in San Diego, Calif. this week. Abdul-Jabbar and longtime manager Deborah Morales will also take part in similar donations at other hospitals in the Southern California area, per Eric S. Page of NBC San Diego.

The 72-year-old Abdul-Jabbar sported the look for much of his 20-year playing career, especially during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. It became as big a part of his brand as his iconic skyhook.

Even Abdul-Jabbar’s statue and bobbleheads reflect as much, making his donation not only a poetic one but a very much needed one as well.

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