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By Shawn Raymundo

Adam Abdul-Jabbar pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 and was sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing his neighbor in San Clemente during an argument over trash bins, according to news reports.

Abdul-Jabbar, the 29-year-old son of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is slated to report to jail on Jan. 7, and was also placed on two years of formal probation, City News Service reported.

Abdul-Jabbar was charged in August 2020 with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one felony count of carrying a dirk or dagger, and three enhancements of inflicting great bodily injury.

According to the news service, Abdul-Jabbar pleaded guilty to all counts and agreed to the sentencing enhancements.

The sentencing comes more than a year since his arrest on June 9, 2020, when the Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a stabbing on the 300 block of Calle Guaymus in San Clemente.

Abdul-Jabbar and the victim, a man who was 60 years old at the time, share a driveaway in the San Clemente neighborhood. The victim had confronted Abdul-Jabbar, then 28, about not taking in trash cans for Abdul-Jabbar’s elderly roommate, San Clemente Times previously reported.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, the argument escalated when Abdul-Jabbar stabbed the victim multiple times with a large hunting knife. After sustaining a fractured skull, the victim, the DA explained, was driven by his wife to the hospital, where he collapsed in front of the emergency room.

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