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Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 01:41:14 PM PDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2014 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. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

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Retired All-Pro linebacker Lawrence Taylor has played himself in movies like "When in Rome," "The Comebacks" and "Water Boy" and has also portrayed characters in "Any Given Sunday" and 2000's "Shaft" remake.

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