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Athletes who've dabbled in acting

POSTED: 03:41 PM CDT Jun 10, 2011    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Mar 16, 2015 

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 get ready for some 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." Take a look at other athletes who've dabbled in acting.

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