Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Dec 03 2015 11:00:00 PM PST

While these athletes have excelled in their respective sports, they've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows.

acting athletes - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
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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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