Originally Posted by BearyWhite
it's a muslim thing.
UCLA running back sharmon shah got a similar name from his imam when he converted, karim abdul-jabbar. (he said he told the imam 'really? you realize I play for UCLA, right?') a few years later the NBA kareem sued karim, who later changed his name to Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar.
I knew it was a Muslim thing. I just wanted to know what "jabbar" meant, and does this mean that Brown, Bird, and Parker are all Muslim?
Certainly not for Parker, who is Mormon.
By the way, wikipedia says Jabbar is an Arabic word meaning "giant" or "almighty".