Kareem Adbul-Jabbar’s son is being sued over an alleged physical altercation in June. Abdul-Jabar’s son, Adam, is being sued after an alleged stabbing of a neighbor.
According to a report from TMZ, Adam was arrested on June 9th in San Clemente, California after it was reported he attacked his neighbor. Adam, 28, allegedly attacked his neighbor Raymond Winsor, 60.
Within the new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Windsor claims Adam Abdul-Jabbar stabbed him several times during the altercation.
Winsor reportedly asked Adam Abdul-Jabbar to help the latter’s elderly grandmother with chores in which then Winsor claims Adam Abdul-Jabbar became very angry and confrontational and eventually stabbed him seven times in the head, neck, back and side. Windsor says it led to a skull fracture and a three-day hospital stay.
With the lawsuit, Winsor wants Adam Abdul-Jabbar to pay for the medical expenses plus additional damages. Sources told TMZ that the tension between the two men was building for a while but it is unclear over what specifically. Additionally, TMZ reports Adam Abdul-Jabbar was the one who called 9-1-1 after the incident and was cooperative with police.
Speaking with the New York Post back in June, Winsor explained what he was asking of Adam Abdul-Jabbar prior to the incident.
“I sort of got on him because the lady who takes care of him is an 83-year-old,” Winsor told the TV station. “(And) he doesn’t do anything for her and it just bums me out. She’s in a walker taking her trash cans down.”
“I turned and he was on me. I thought he was punching me but he actually had a knife,” Winsor said to the New York Post. “After the fourth punch, I felt a very sharp pain and noticed blood coming out of me and then I had one to the top of my head and I was trying to get back to my house and he was in front of me.”
Adam Abdul-Jabbar posted $25,000 bail last month. His father or other members of his family have yet to comment.
His father, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is an NBA Hall of Famer and the NBA’s all time leading scorer. He played 20 seasons from 1969-1989 for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. He is a six-time NBA champion.