The 28-year-old son of NBA Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may face prison time after allegedly stabbing an elderly neighbor in June.
On Tuesday, Adam Abdul-Jabbar was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of carrying a dirk or dagger and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
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Abdul-Jabbar is accused of attacking a 60-year-old neighbor he shares a driveway with in a dispute over a trash can. The incident allegedly occurred on the night of June 9 when the neighbor asked Abdul-Jabbar about taking out a trash can for his elderly roommate.
“He saidShut your mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth,’” the neighbor, Ray Winsor, told local station KCAL in June. “I saidReally,’ because I thought he was only joking. I’ve known the kid for a long time.”
“I turned, and he was on me,” Winsor said. “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.”
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Winsor suffered from multiple injuries, including a fractured skull and brain bleed. He told KACL he’s known Adam Abdul-Jabbar since he was a child.
Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to be arraigned on September 9. Attorney information was not available Wednesday. He faces a maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted of all charges.