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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Coronary Bypass Surgery

FILE - This April 1, 2014,  file photo shows former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at an NBA basketball ball g
FILE - This April 1, 2014, file photo shows former Los Angeles Lakers player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at an NBA basketball ball game in Los Angeles. Abdul-Jabbar is recovering after undergoing quadruple coronary bypass surgery. A hospital statement on Friday, April 17, 2015 says Abdul-Jabbar had the surgery on Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The doctor who performed the surgery, says the 68-year-old former NBA and UCLA star is expected to make a full recovery.((AP Photo/Danny Moloshok,File)

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery this week, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center announced Friday. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Abdul-Jabbar, a six-time NBA champion and six-time NBA MVP, had the surgery on April 16 after he was admitted with cardiovascular disease, the hospital said.

"He asks that you keep him in your thoughts and, most importantly, cherish and live each day to its fullest," the statement said. He is 68 years old.

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