Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Posted: 4:41 PM EDT Jun 10, 2011   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Mar 18, 2016

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. As you gear up for another day of tourney action, 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."


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