NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made headlines more than a month ago after blasting fellow Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen for claiming that Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball scorer ever despite Abdul-Jabbar being the NBA’s all-time leading scorer statistic wise. Now, Kareem is pointing the blast machine in the direction of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

Abdul-Jabbar, who considers himself a life-long Dodgers fan since they were based in Brooklyn, used a commentary article posted on, to voice his displeasure with the franchise in recent years.

“I have been in a foul mood lately due to the fact that the team I love has been nothing short of a basket case for the past few seasons,” Abdul-Jabbar stated in his commentary.
Kareem voiced his concerns about the likelihood that the Dodgers’ front office might not be able to meet its payroll obligations, forcing MLB to take over day-to-day operations of the team.

He also touched on how Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is currently facing a divorce settlement with Jamie McCourt, co-owner of the Dodgers, which will decide the fate of the team’s ownership. According to, if a divorce court judge sides in Frank’s favor, he keeps the team and pays a settlement fee to his ex-wife. If the judge sides in Jamie’s favor, the team will be sold, something Abdul-Jabbar says he can’t help but root for.

“I am honestly thrilled by the possibility that the franchise might soon be in the hands of owners who want to win the World Series and have that as their singular focus,” Abdul-Jabbar stated, while mentioning the chances of NBA franchise owner Mark Cuban buying the team.

“I must commend Mr. Cuban for his handling of the reins of the Dallas Mavericks and opening his wallet to improve the team,” he continued. “Getting the right players enabled them to finally win the world championship, when the Mavericks could have gone another way and ended up like the L.A. Clippers.”

But according to the, if the team is sold, Frank McCourt has threatened to withhold his ownership rights of the stadium and TV broadcasting deal, which Kareem acknowledged would make “any sale of the team an ugly scenario for any prospective buyers.

“All this chaos will probably get worse before it gets better, but that will not deter a fan like me. The Dodgers’ motto, after all, has always been, ‘Wait until next year.’”