Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Forgets His Line On Jeopardy
Total Pro Sports – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a moment on Jeopardy that could have come right out of Saturday Night Live’s “Celebrity Jeopardy” sketch. If you don’t remember the sketch, basically it was a bunch of celebrities playing Jeopardy and they were all complete morons.
This doesn’t rise to the level of idiocy we saw this weekend from Dre Bly, Abdul-Jabbar definitely comes off as somewhat of a moron. A full category is devoted to UCLA, Kareem’s alma mater, and on the first question from the category he screws it up. Not only is the question an easy one about UCLA, but it is literally his line from the movie “Airplane”. In the scene where the kid calls him out on being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and gives him a hard time about playing defense, he has a memorable line telling the kid to tell his dad to try to “drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes”. The question has a blank for Walton’s name and the answer is obviously “Who is Bill Walton?” Obvious to some I guess.
And even if he forgot the movie and the line, did he really think he played for the Blazers? At least Alex Trebek played it off with his classic sense of humor. He had no problem making fun of Kareem right to his face, just like he did to Bill Belichek earlier this year. I’m sure Kareem was just nervous, but he should be able to answer that one in his sleep.