Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published: Jun 10 2011 04:41:14 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won three consecutive NCAA championships with the UCLA Bruins and went on to win a record six NBA MVP awards, also had acting roles in the movies "Game of Death" and "Airplane." Take a look at other athletes who've dabbled in acting.

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