For a guy who's acted in movies, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar knows surprisingly little about movies

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Posted By Fudge 07:32 PM

In 1992, Rosie Perez, a professional movie person, appeared on Jeopardy in White Man Can't Jump and gave an embarrassingly bad answer to a question about basketball [Who knew Babe Ruth wasn't the NBA's all-time leading rebounder?]

Twenty years later, in 2012, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a professional basketball person, appeared on Jeopardy in real life and gave an embarrassingly bad answer to a question about movies. 

Now, this may all be coincidence--and probably is--or this may be proof Alex Trebek is the Mayan calendar of pop culture and resets into some mirrored universe every two decades, which is a lot less plausible, but much, much more cool. Guess we'll need to wait until 2032 when Selena Gomez  appears in some movie and incorrectly answers a Jeopardy question about the NBA's all-time leading scorer before we know for sure. 

[Via Reddit]

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