Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore his shorts backward for an entire game in 1972 (6 Hours Ago | courtesy: Ball Don't Lie) No, for real — that headline is true. Check out this game story (and accompanying photo) from the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Seattle Supersonics on Jan. 25, 1972, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's third year in the league (click the image for a larger version):
For those who don't feel quite like reading the fine newsprint, here's Milwaukee Journal scribe Bob Wolf's account:
As far as the visiting Seattle Supersonics were concerned, the only amusing thing about the basketball game at the Arena Tuesday night was that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore his trunks backwards.
Aside from that one little slipup, the Milwaukee Bucks were a fearsome lot as they dismembered one of the better teams in the National Basketball Association, 123-91. [...] More...