Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 15 2015 11:00:00 PM PDT

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.

acting athletes - Julius Erving
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Julius Erving, otherwise known as Dr. J, made his acting debut in 1979's "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh" while playing for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He's had a handful of roles since, mostly playing himself in TV show cameos.


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