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The pinnacle moment of any college basketball player is winning the national championship, which is followed by ceremonial cutting down of the nets. Were it not for the NCAA barring freshmen from participating at the varsity level in basketball until the 1972-73 season, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, known then as Lew Alcindor, might have won four NCAA titles with UCLA. Kareem, through his utter dominance and the coaching of legend John Wooden, vaulted UCLA to three consecutive NCAA titles in his three years of college basketball (1966-67, 1967-68 & 1968-69) combining for an unbelievable 88-2 overall record. In the New York native’s three seasons, Abdul-Jabbar was named Final Four Most Outstanding Player in each iteration of March Madness.

Offered here is a 33 x 41-inch framed display containing the actual game nets from the Final Four in each of UCLA’s three titles with Lew Alcindor. An impressive display of history which also includes in this frame two Sports Illustrated covers, including the March 31, 1969 cover photo of a beaming Kareem with one of nets around his neck and the title of the cover “THE MILLION DOLLAR SMILE” and the cover from April 1, 1968 showing his famous “Skyhook” titled “LEW’S REVENGE: THE ROUT OF HOUSTON”. Both of these Sports Illustrated covers have been signed by Kareem in silver marker as “Lew Alcindor”. Each of the three Sports Illustrated covers have a black plate identifying the very “GAME NET” and the specific year. There are two additional photos of Kareem wearing the nets around his neck, with one of them signed as “Lew Alcindor” in black pen. A terrific opportunity to own a piece of college history and three rarely signed “Lew Alcindor” autographs in one piece. This item derives directly from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a personally hand-signed LOA from Kareem will accompany this item.

1967-1968-1969 Lew Alcindor Game Used UCLA Individual Cut-Down Final Four Nets With Lew Alcindor Signed Photos In 33x41 Framed Display (Abdul-Jabbar LOA)
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