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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son charged after allegedly stabbing his neighbor

Adam Abdul-Jabbar has been charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and faces nearly 10 years in prison if convicted.

The son of NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is facing 10 years in prison after being charged with several felonies for allegedly attacking his neighbor with a knife during a dispute.

The incident went down in San Clemente, Calif. in June. According to TMZ, 28-year-old Adam Abdul-Jabbar was arrested after he attacked his 60-year-old neighbor during an argument over trash cans.

The neighbor, Ray Winsor, told CBS Los Angeles, that he complained to Abdul-Jabbar about helping his grandma take out the trash… but the request set Adam off and he allegedly threatened Winsor. 

“Shut your f’**king mouth or I’m gonna stick this knife through your teeth and cut your throat out,” Abdul-Jabbar allegedly told him. 

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“I turned, and he was on me,” Winsor said of Abdul-Jabbar. “I thought he was punching me, but he actually had a knife. 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.”

Winsor suffered a fractured skull, brain bleed and required a three-day hospital stay. He has since filed a civil lawsuit against Abdul-Jabbar, claiming he’s experiencing sleepless nights, shock, anxiety, and depression. He wants Abdul-Jabbar to pay for his medical expenses. 

The son of the basketball legend is facing three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, felony count of carrying a dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury, per TMZ Sports

“A dispute between neighbors should never escalate to violence, much less the ruthless nature of this attack,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said Tuesday. 

“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.”

If convicted on all counts, Abdul-Jabbar faces a maximum of nine years and eight months in prison, according to the report.

“Mr. Winsor has given several different and inconsistent stories about what happened that night to various television media outlets,” Shawn Holley, an attorney for Abdul-Jabbar, said in a statement. “What he has conveniently failed to mention in each of them is that he provoked the incident by physically attacking Adam first.”

Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to be arraigned in court next month.

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