SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — The son of NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is accused of stabbing his 60-year-old neighbor in San Clemente, California, authorities said.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar, 28, was arrested Wednesday after the incident, which occurred around 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told KCBS. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, KABC reported.
The victim, Ray Winsor, took himself to an area hospital with multiple injuries, the television station reported. Winsor told police he was stabbed seven times, a Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said.
Winsor said he had an argument with the younger Abdul-Jabbar, whom he said he has known for years, over trash cans, KABC reported.
“I sort of got on him because the lady who takes care of him is 83-year-old," Winsor told the television station. “(And) he doesn’t do anything for her and it just bums me out. She’s in a walker taking her trash cans down."
Winsor said Abdul-Jabbar went into his home and returned with a knife, allegedly telling Winsor he was going to “stick a knife through his teeth," KCBS reported.
“I said, ‘Really,’ because I thought he was only joking," Winsor told the television station. "I’ve known the kid for a long time.
“I turned, and he was on me. I thought he was punching me, but he actually had a knife," Winsor said. "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.”
A spokesperson for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar declined to comment.
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