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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar declares he's cancer-free

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar smiles as he is honored during a halftime ceremony of an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Milwaukee. (Morry Gash)

February 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Laker great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announced that he's cancer-free.

Abdul-Jabbar relayed the good news through his Twitter page on Friday.

In November of 2009, he announced he was being treated for a rare form of leukemia.

Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer and winner of six NBA titles, including five during the Laker's "Showtime Era."