Get Well Cap

Kurt —  November 10, 2009

Laker legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar announced in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he is battling Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia. It’s a relatively mild form of cancer that usually can managed through daily medication, but it is something that Kareem will have to have watched for the rest of his life.

All of us here at Forum Blue & Gold wish Kareem the best in his ongoing fight against the disease, and are heartened to hear this will not dramatically change his lifestyle. It’s also a reminder to all of us not to ignore the little things our body is telling us, they could be signs of bigger things.

If you want to know more about Kareem , we have a great post here on his legendary Skyhook. Or, check out the man’s Web site.