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VIDEO: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar performs a backwards flip dive on ABC’s “Splash”


Tuesday night was the premiere of ABC’s new show Splash, where celebrities try their hand at diving. Included in the crop of celebs? None other than Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

The Cap performed a backwards flip dive (I’m pretty sure that some diving expert somewhere is cringing at my use of terminology here) and although he ended up belly-flopping instead of going in head-first, he still received the highest score of the night at 7.25, according to USA Today.

You’ve got to remember that not only is Kareem 7-feet tall, but he’s also 65-years-old (he actually turns 66 next month) so this was definitely a good attempt by him.

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