Abdul-Jabbar Leukemia - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Abdul-Jabbar Leukemia

The Grizzlies are in talks with Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about him possibly working as their Big Man Coach...

That's taking a back seat to news The NBA's all-time leading scorer is being

treated for a rare form of leukemia, but he says his prognosis is encouraging.

Abdul-Jabbar tells The Associated Press he was diagnosed last December with chronic myeloid leukemia.

The 62-year-old Jabbar says doctors told him he has a "very good" chance of living a full life without making any drastic changes.

He is taking an oral medication for the disease.

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