As a young basketball player back in the day, I loved to watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar play. I admired his sky hook and his elegant playing style that we had not seen before, particularly from a seven-foot player. 

Today, I appreciate Kareem for the man he is more than the player he was. Here is just one example of why.

Recently, he sold his four championship rings, three MVP trophies, and other memorabilia for 2.8 million dollars with the proceeds going to a youth education program.  

The hall of famer said, “when it comes to choosing between storing a championship ring or trophy in a room or providing kids with an opportunity to change their lives, the choice is pretty simple: Sell it all.”  

Your real legacy is not what you leave for others. It’s what you leave in them. 

What are you leaving in your team and family?