Widely considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and certainly one of the greatest centers of all-time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a record six-time NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), six-time NBA Champion, 2x NBA Finals MVP, a record 19-time NBA All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA selection, and an 11-time NBA All-Defensive Team member. Abdul-Jabbar finished his career as the NBA’s all-time leader in points scored (38,387), games played (1,560), minutes played (57,446), field goals made (15,837), field goal attempts (28,307), blocked shots (3,189), defensive rebounds (9,394), career wins (1,074), and personal fouls (4,657). ESPN named him the greatest center of all-time in 2007, the greatest player in college basketball history in 2008, and the second-best player in NBA history (behind Michael Jordan) in 2016. In 2012, Abdul-Jabbar was selected by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be a U.S. global cultural ambassador. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.