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.

acting athletes - Terry Crews
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Terry Crews carved out an NFL career that lasted seven seasons. When he retired in 1997, he turned to acting, finding roles in TV shows like "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Are We There Yet?" and appearing in movies such as "Friday After Next," "White Chicks" and "The Expendables." He's now a member of the cast of the sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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