Adam Abdul-Jabbar, the son of NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has been sentenced to jail after stabbing his neighbor. The two men got into a fight over trash cans back in 2020, which led to the attack. Adam entered guilty pleas for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon at a hearing this week.

TMZ Sports reported on the sentencing and the case. They spoke to Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, who believe the sentence of 180 days prison stint was not enough. Abdul-Jabbar was potentially facing years in the slammer.

“This slap on the wrist is an absolute miscarriage of justice. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office vehemently objected … because we believe the complete disregard for human life over a dispute over trashcans is so egregious it warranted prison time.”

The 29-year-old Abdul-Jabbar with the 60-year-old Raymond Windsor after Windsor criticized Adam for refusing to help his grandmother bring in trash cans. Adam then became furious, stabbing his neighbor several time in the neck, head, back, and side. Windsor nearly died from the injury he incurred in the stabbing, according to a civil suit relating to the case. Spitzer says Windsor is now traumatized.


“The victim in this case has not only suffered serious physical issues, he is suffering from the trauma of having to relive this violent attack every day he walks out into his front yard. This is nothing short of appalling.”

Adam Abdul-Jabbar will report to prison in January. Along with his 180-day vacation, he must serve two years’ probation. That’s a light sentence for what sound like it could’ve easily turned into manslaughter had things gone a little differently.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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