Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Son Charged with Stabbing Neighbor During Argument over a Trash Can

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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The 28-year-old son of former basketball star, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has been arrested and charged for a 60-year-old neighbor’s stabbing during an argument over a trash can.

San Clemente, California, resident Adam Abdul-Jabbar was charged on Tuesday with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony count of carrying a dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury, CBS News reported.

The younger Abdul-Jabbar was charged for the attack on his neighbor, Ray Winsor, 60. The attack occurred in June after the pair began arguing about Abdul-Jabbar’s trash cans. Winsor was reportedly upset that Abdul-Jabbar never brought his trash to the curb on trash day.

Prosecutors say that Abdul-Jabbar pulled out a long knife during the argument and stabbed the neighbor seven times.

Winsor reportedly suffered stab wounds to his side, back, and neck and sustained a fractured skull that created a brain bleed.

The victim has also filed a civil lawsuit claiming he nearly died of blood loss following the attack.

“I sort of got on him because the lady who takes care of him is 83-years-old, he doesn’t do anything for her, and it just bums me out, she’s in a walker taking her trash cans down,” Winsor told KABC News.

Winsor said he scolded the young man for taking advantage of his grandmother with whom he lives, but Abdul-Jabbar screamed back, “Shut your f***ing mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth.” Winsor says that the basketball player’s son then attacked.

The man added that it took several seconds before he even realized he was being stabbed instead of being punched by the young Abdul-Jabbar.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer noted in a statement that arguments between neighbors “should never escalate to violence.”

“Violence of any kind will not be tolerated in Orange County, and those who choose to inflict violence on others will be prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to the fullest extent of the law,” Spitzer added.

Abdul-Jabbar was arrested right after the incident and posted $25,000 in bail. But now he is set to be arraigned on Sept. 9 and, if convicted, could serve nearly ten years in jail.

The accused’s father, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was a famed member of the L.A. Lakers in the 1970s and 80s and is a six-time NBA champion. But since his retirement in 1989, the elder Abdul-Jabbar has become an outspoken, left-wing activist scolding America in monthly columns published by the L.A. Times, The Guardian, TIME, and others.

In June, for instance, Abdul-Jabbar wrote the 1930s film Gone with the Wind is racist, and that same month he justified the rioting and looting of the Black Lies Matter movement. Then, in March, he claimed that Trump’s policies are indistinguishable from that of Adolf Hitler, and late last year he said that national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick is a threat to whites who “dream of a white America.”

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