Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

<b>This Sporting Life:</b> Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years -- 1969-75 with the Milwaukee Bucks and 1975-89 with the Lakers, finishing with a career 38,387 points, the most in NBA history -- as well as winning a record six Most Valuable Player awards.<br>
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<b>Reel Life:</b> He made his film debut in Bruce Lee's "Game of Death," which was released in 1978, five years after Lee's death. He's best known for his comedic turn as a co-pilot in the 1980 classic "Airplane!"

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This Sporting Life: Abdul-Jabbar played professional basketball for 20 years -- 1969-75 with the Milwaukee Bucks and 1975-89 with the Lakers, finishing with a career 38,387 points, the most in NBA history -- as well as winning a record six Most Valuable Player awards.

Reel Life: He made his film debut in Bruce Lee's "Game of Death," which was released in 1978, five years after Lee's death. He's best known for his comedic turn as a co-pilot in the 1980 classic "Airplane!"

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