The 60-year-old neighbor who was allegedly stabbed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son has spoken out saying the pair were arguing over trash cans when the 28-year-old launched his frenzied knife attack yelling, ‘shut your f***ing mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth’.
Ray Winsor said he was lucky to be alive after Abdul-Jabbar, who 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 multiple non-life-threatening injuries and has since returned home.
Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released after posting $25,000 bail Wednesday.
The 60-year-old neighbor Ray Winsor (left) who was allegedly stabbed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s son Adam Abdul-Jabbar (right) has spoken out saying the pair were arguing over trash cans when the 28-year-old launched his frenzied knife attack yelling, ‘shut your f***ing mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth’
The victim broke his silence over the attack Friday, saying Abdul-Jabbar yelled ‘Shut your f**ing mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth’ before he plunged his knife into him during the argument in the San Clemente street.
Winsor told Eyewitness News the two got into a disagreement over trash cans because he felt the 28-year-old was not doing enough to help the 83-year-old lady who he lives with – an issue he said the pair have fought over for years.
‘I sort of got on him because the lady who takes care of him is 83-year-old, he doesn’t do anything for her and it just bums me out, she’s in a walker taking her trash cans down,’ said Winsor.
As tensions escalated, Abdul-Jabbar allegedly went back into his home and came out, telling Winsor: ‘Shut your f**ing mouth, I’m gonna stick a knife through your teeth.’
Abdul-Jabbar was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed Winsor (pictured) during a verbal argument in the street Tuesday night
Winsor shows 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 started walking away.
Abdul-Jabbar then allegedly stabbed him multiple times.
Winsor thought he was being punched before he realized he had been stabbed when ‘blood was running down my back’, he told Eyewitness News.
‘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,’ he said.
He said he then punched Abdul-Jabbar and knocked off his glasses so he could flee to the safety of his home.
One neighbor told Eyewitness News she was ‘shocked’ over the incident and that Abdul-Jabbar is a ‘good kid’.
But Winsor’s daughter Rachel said she now fears for her parents’ safety as the 6-foot-7 alleged attacker is back living in the home next door after posting bail.
Winsor said he has known the basketball star’s son (right, near left) since he was a child
Adam Abdul-Jabbar (near left, alongside father Kareem) pictured during a 2017 taping of Family Feud. Abdul-Jabbar allegedly stabbed Winsor after the two got into an argument over trash cans because Winsor felt Abdul-Jabbar was not doing enough to help the 83-year-old lady who 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 the Lakers’ legend’s son will launch a fresh attack on her father.
‘What if he wants to come finish off the job?’ the distraught daughter said in an interview with the New York Post.
Abdul-Jabbar went to apologize to the victim’s wife as soon as he was released Wednesday, she said.
‘He came over to say he was sorry to my mom, but I can’t believe he got out so fast,’ she told The Post Saturday.
According to the Post, Abdul-Jabbar grew up near Atlanta with his mother and mother’s partner before moving in with an elderly woman named Evelyn Calvert in the neighborhood after he graduated high school.
Rachel told The Post Abdul-Jabbar describes Calvert – a friend of his mother’s – as his adopted 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 the Lakers’ legend’s son will launch a fresh attack on her father Ray Winsor after the suspect was released on bail and headed straight to the victim’s home to apologize to his wife Sheila
‘Adam used to come visit here on spring break and in the summer throughout our childhood,’ Rachel said.
‘I [have] known him since I was little. This was so out of the blue. I’ve never seen him like that.’
Rachel said the suspect’s basketball star father had been seen in the area after the alleged incident but he did not visit her parents.
‘He’s never stepped up,’ Winsor said of his role in his son’s life. ‘He just turns a blind eye.’
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 73, has not issued a statement on the arrest.
It is not clear 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, presumably Adam, ‘with another woman.’
A six-time NBA champion and the league’s all-time leading scorer, the 7-foot-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made news recently by speaking out against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s killing 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 on Bruce Lee, who was Abdul-Jabbar’s martial arts instructor in the early 1970s.
A six-time NBA champion and the league’s all-time leading scorer, the 7-foot-2 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made news recently by speaking out against racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police on May 25