The Lakers' special coach and former great for the Lakers and UCLA made the media rounds Monday announcing that he is being treated for a rare form of leukemia. The NBA's all-time leading scorer, now 62, was diagnosed last December with chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia and his prognosis is good. He got checked after experiencing hot flashes and sweating. From AP:
Abdul-Jabbar is taking an oral medication for the disease. He is a paid spokesman for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which makes a drug that treats the illness.