Former NBA star Stephen Jackson converts to Islam

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - JULY 27: Stephen Jackson #5 of Killer 3s reacts while playing in the game against 3’s Company during week six of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Vivint Smart Home Arena on July 27, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/BIG3 via Getty Images)

Former NBA champion Stephen Jackson made a big change in his life as he officially converted to Islam. The 42-old retired in 2015 after fourteen years in the league.

Jackson followed the footsteps of legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.), who converted to Islam in 1968, before he entered the NBA.