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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s backflip-to-bellyflop from “Splash” (VIDEO)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Former NBA basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is seen backstage prior to a screening of his documentary film ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ at Science Park High School, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo)


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I know you guys tuned in to watch the first episode of “Splash” — the celebrity diving show on ABC — to see how Kareem Abdul-Jabbar would do. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Katherine Webb. Nope, you’re better than that. You wanted to see how a 65-year-old, 7'2" guy would do diving.

As that landing is arguably better than what I could do, I will leave all the comments up to you. Know that the show judges considered age and degree of difficulty and did not eliminate him the first week. He got mostly 7s and will be back.

Thanks to Dan Devine of Ball Don’t Lie for finding this, and apparently watching more of the show than I did.