Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Embarrasses Himself On ‘Jeopardy’

by | October 17, 2009 at 9:18 AM | TV News

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Getty Images)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Getty Images)

Former NBA and UCLA basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made an embarrassing mistake on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!‘ alongside CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and actor Michael McKean.

Abdul-Jabbar took the $400 answer to the category “I Went To UCLA,” which read “Tell your old man to drag this ’70s UCLA and Trail Blazer center (& Lanier!) up & down the court for 48 minutes.”

His response, “Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?” was met with a resounding “No!” by host Alex Trebek who pointed out that while Abdul-Jabbar had in fact uttered the phrase, it was in reference to former hoopster Bill Walton.

Watch the gaffe below, which ESPN wasted no time picking up!