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Abdul-Jabbar initially insisted he was co-pilot Roger Murdock in ?Airplane.? But when a child berates Abdul-Jabbar?s lack of effort on defense, the Hall of Famer reveals his identity.
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Sports cameos in movies and TV

Athletes step out of their comfort zone and into Hollywood to play themselves or characters in this sampling of notable cameos.
NSFW warning: Some clips may contain harsh language.
Compiled by Ashley Melfi

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