During Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s career in the NBA, the six-time NBA champion was considered one of the best to ever play the game and also spent some time off the court working on his acting chops.
Perhaps Jabbar’s most famous role was going head-to-head against martial arts star Bruce Lee in Game of Death. Although the unforgettable scene fighting against Lee in a yellow jumpsuit is iconic to say the least, the Los Angeles Lakers legend also had a big role in the movie, Airplane!
Recently, Jabbar filmed a commercial to promote TravelWisconsin.com and reprised his role as Robert Murdock from the ’80s comedy with actor Robert Hays.
Before landing with the Lakers in 1975, Jabbar was the face of the Milwaukee Bucks helping lead the team to the franchise’s only NBA title in 1971. Apparently, Jabbar still has a soft spot for the city of Milwaukee.
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