LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Misdemeanor criminal charges were filed Monday against retired basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who is accused of attacking a man during a confrontation at a West Los Angeles mini-mall last spring.

Abdul-Jabbar, 50, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA championships during the 1980s and retired in 1989 as the league's all-time leading scorer, is charged with one count each of battery and false imprisonment.

The maximum penalty for battery is six months in jail and or a $2,000 fine. The maximum penalty for false imprisonment is one year in jail and or a $1,000 fine.

Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled for arraignment Jan. 29 in West Los Angeles Municipal Court Division 90, Los Angeles city attorney Jim Hahn said.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred April 20 at a mini-mall at Olympic and Westwood boulevards, according to deputy city attorney Mitchell Fox, a prosecutor in Hahn's West Los Angeles office who is handling the case.

The alleged victim, a 58-year-old Universal City man, told LAPD investigators he was eastbound in his car on Olympic Boulevard and waiting to turn into the mini-mall when Abdul-Jabbar, who was in a car behind him, blew his horn.

The alleged victim said he extended his arm out of the car window and pointed to the parking lot he intended to enter, then subsequently pulled into the lot, parked and started to walk toward a yogurt shop.

According to police investigators, Abdul-Jabbar stopped his car, exited it and attacked the man, pushing and holding his face against a plate glass window, then shoving him to the ground, where he held him down for a period of time.

The alleged victim was taken to the UCLA Medical Center, where he was treated for bruises and later released, Fox said, adding that the man has since complained of headaches and blurred vision in his right eye.

Abdul-Jabbar's Century City attorney, Barry West, was out of town Monday and not immediately available for comment.

Abdul-Jabbar, who lives in Beverly Hills, was the first selection in the 1969 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, where he played for six seasons before being traded to the Lakers, where he played another 14 seasons. He retired with 38,387 career points _ still the most in NBA history.