Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)
GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, played a version of himself in “Airplane!” pretending to simply be pilot Roger Murdock. When called out by a young passenger for actually being the Lakers star and accused of only playing hard in the playoffs, Kareem finally breaks his Murdock character, telling the boy to “tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” (AP)

GALLERY: The NBA Goes Hollywood

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