The 60-year-old neighbour who was allegedly stabbed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son spoke, saying the couple were arguing over the trash when the 28-year-old launched his frantic knife attack, shouting, “Shut your mouth, I’m going to stick a knife through your teeth.”
Ray Winsor said he was lucky to be alive after Abdul-Jabbar, whom he has known since he was a child, stabbed him seven times, including in the head and neck during the altercation in a California neighborhood Tuesday night.
Winsor was hospitalized with several non-life-threatening injuries and has since returned home.
Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with assault with a lethal weapon and was released after posting $25,000 bail on Wednesday.
Neighbour Ray Winsor (left) who was allegedly stabbed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son Adam Abdul-Jabbar (right) spoke as the couple were arguing over the trash when the 28-year-old launched his frantic knife attack, shouting, “Shut your mouth f’ing, I’m going to stick a knife through your teeth”
The victim broke his silence on Friday’s attack, saying Abdul-Jabbar shouted “Shut your mouth f’ing, I’ll stick a knife through your teeth” before he plunged his knife into him during the argument in San Clemente Street.
Winsor told Eyewitness News that the two men disagreed about the trash cans because he felt the 28-year-old was not doing enough to help the 83-year-old woman he lives with. A problem he said the couple have been fighting for years.
“I kind of took it on him because the lady who looks after him is 83 years old, he doesn’t do anything for her and it makes me, she’s in a walker that takes his trash,” Winsor said.
As tensions escalated, Abdul-Jabbar would have gone home and said to Winsor, “Shut your mouth, I’m going to put a knife between your teeth.”
Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly stabbing Winsor (pictured) during a verbal argument in the street on Tuesday night
Winsor shows off his scars. He said Abdul-Jabbar stabbed him seven times during the argument.
Winsor said he thought Abdul-Jabbar was joking “because of the relationship we’ve had for years” and the 60-year-old began to walk away.
Abdul-Jabbar then allegedly stabbed him several times.
Winsor thought he was being hit before realizing he had been stabbed when “blood was running down my back,” he told Eyewitness News.
“Near the fourth punch, I felt a very strong pain and I noticed blood coming out of me and then I had one at the top of my head and I was trying to go home and it was in front of me,” he said.
He said he then hit Abdul-Jabbar and took off his glasses so he could flee to the safety of his house.
A neighbour told Eyewitness News that she was “shocked” by the incident and that Abdul-Jabbar was a “good child.”
But Winsor’s daughter Rachel said she now fears for the safety of her parents that the alleged 6-foot-7 assailant is back living in the house next door after posting bail.
Winsor said he’s known the basketball star’s son — right, near left) since he was a kid.
Adam Abdul-Jabbar (near left, alongside his father Kareem) photographed during a recording of Family Feud in 2017. Abdul-Jabbar allegedly stabbed Winsor after the two argued over trash cans because Winsor felt Abdul-Jabbar wasn’t doing enough to help the 83-year-old woman he lives with
Rachel Winsor, 26, who grew up playing with Abdul-Jabbar in the neighborhood where the attack took place, said she is terrified son of the Lakers legend will launch a new attack on her father.
“What if he wants to come and finish the job?
Abdul-Jabbar went to apologize to the victim’s wife as soon as he was released on Wednesday, she said.
“He came to say he was sorry for my mother, but I can’t believe he got out so fast,” she told the Post on Saturday.
According to the Post, Abdul-Jabbar grew up near Atlanta with his mother and his mother’s partner before moving in with an elderly woman named Evelyn Calvert in the neighborhood after graduating from high school.
Rachel told the Post Abdul-Jabbar describes Calvert – a friend of her mother- as her adoptive grandmother and used to spend a lot of time with her in the area as a child.
Rachel Winsor, 26, (pictured with her father Ray) said she is terrified son of the Lakers legend will launch a new attack on her father Ray Winsor after the suspect was released on bail and headed straight to the victim’s house to apologize to his wife Sheila
“Adam used to come here during the spring holidays and summer throughout our childhood,” says Rachel.
“E [have] I’ve known him since I was a little girl. It was so out of the blue. I’ve never seen it like that.
Rachel said the suspect’s star basketball father had been seen in the area after the alleged incident, but he did not visit his parents.
“He never took the place,” Winsor said of his role in his son’s life. He closes his eyes.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 73, did not make a statement about the arrest.
It is not known who Adam Abdul-Jabbar’s mother is.
Kareem has three children with his first wife, Janice, whom Abdul-Jabbar divorced in 1978, and another son with a woman named Cheryl Pistono.
A 2015 Washington Post article simply states that the former UCLA star has a fifth child, probably Adam, “with another woman.”
Six-time NBA champion and all-time top scorer in the league, 7-foot-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made the news recently by speaking out against racism and police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25.
The former Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks star also contributed to ESPN’s recent documentary about Bruce Lee, who was Abdul-Jabbar’s martial arts instructor in the early 1970s.
Six-time NBA champion and all-time top scorer in the league, 7-foot-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made the news recently by speaking out against racism and police brutality in the wake of the assassination of George Floyd at the Minneapolis Police Hands on May 25