Athletes who've dabbled in acting

Published On: Jun 10 2011 03:41:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

College basketball greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan are just some of the athletes who've also challenged themselves on the set, making appearances in movies and television shows. Take a breather from tourney action and check out some more.

acting athletes - Larry Bird
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Three-time NBA champion Larry Bird's career landed him in the Basketball Hall of Fame. But he's also tried his hand at acting, playing himself in "Blue Chips," "Celtic Pride" and "Space Jam."

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