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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis (1977), 21 Jump Street (1987), Tales from the Darkside (1983) and Scrubs (2001). However, he's best known to film audiences for two very different film roles. Firstly, as a very tall adversary to Bruce Lee during a rather unique fight sequence in Lee's final film Game of Death (1978), and then Kareem played an airline pilot with a remarkable similarity to "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" in the hilarious Airplane! (1980).

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'Roseanne' Was a Good Show ... And Liberal!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has condemned Roseanne ... while praising her sitcom as a "very good" liberal show -- and is now questioning if canceling the program was really the right move.… READ MORE >

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says LaVar Ball Is Bad for NCAA Basketball

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LaVar Ball Is Bad for NCAA Hoops

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- 401 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Won't Say Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By NFL

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Kapernick Blackballed? 'Hard to Say'

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- 458 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Cracked Kobe Joke at Shaq Statue Unveiling (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

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Cracked Kobe Joke at Shaq Statue Unveiling

Everyone's a comedian ... even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! The Lakers legend was one of the speakers at Shaq's big Lakers statue unveiling at Staples Center on Friday ... and made a reference to the… READ MORE >

- 486 days ago
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- 566 days ago
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- 608 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- More Athletes Should Run for Office ... 'They Have the Popularity' (VIDEO)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
More Athletes Should Run for Office 'They Have the Popularity'

Steve Largent did it ... so did Heath Shuler and Jack Kemp -- and now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is calling on MORE pro athletes to run for political office.  The NBA legend recently appeared on… READ MORE >

- 699 days ago
Kathy Griffin -- I Wrote Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's DNC Joke (VIDEO)

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I Wrote Kareem's DNC Joke

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar opened up his wallet to take Kathy Griffin out to a dinner Tuesday night -- to thank the comic for writing his "I'm Michael Jordan" joke at the Democratic National… READ MORE >

- 719 days ago
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- Hit With $900k Judgment ... In Auction House War

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Hit With $900k Judgment ... In Auction House War

Bad news for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ... the NBA legend has been ordered to pay more than $900k to a famous auction house for backing out of a deal to sell a bunch of his memorabilia ... TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 726 days ago
LeBron James -- Kareem'd After Playoff Victory (Awesome Video)

LeBron James
Kareem'd After Playoff Victory

This is a cool shot ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar personally greeting LeBron James as he jogged through the tunnel after Thursday night's playoff blowout ... and LeBron was all smiles.  KAJ was on… READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
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