Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Poses for Photo With a Zooey Deschanel Figurine

The beauty of wonderfully awkward photos such as the one we have here of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Zooey Deschanel is not only the pleasure we gain from taking in said awkwardness, but the memories it sparks of similarly humorous photos from the past.

Some classic duos that immediately come to mind to are Shaquille O’Neal staring at a sheepish Earl Boykins, Manute Bol and Muggsy Bogues, David Stern and anyone at the NBA Draft, and of course, Dikembe Mutombo and a slew of women under four feet tall at the White House.

I’m just not sure anyone will ever manage to top a saggy-boobed, unenthused Shaq carrying his Hoopz doll around in a pair of jorts and slippers.

[via Kareem]

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