Kareem donates 900 pairs of goggles to UCLA
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is helping out his alma mater in a big way.

The NBA legend and Hall of Famer is donating 900 pairs of safety goggles to UCLA Health to help medical staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I would like to do my part. So, I'm going to use my influence and have my team source quality medical products such as protective eyewear goggles like these," he said in a video. "You guys should have all the best equipment while you're on the front line. Thank you for all you're doing, and good luck."

The goggles are a fitting touch for the basketball icon, who memorably wore his own during an illustrious 20-year NBA career after suffering injuries to his cornea. He also donated 900 pairs to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego on Monday.

Prior to becoming the NBA's all-time leading scorer, Abdul-Jabbar - then known by his birth name, Lew Alcindor - was a star for UCLA from 1966 to 1969, averaging 26.4 points and 15.5 rebounds as the Bruins won three straight national titles. He was also named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player during all three of those championship runs.

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