Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night, shamelessly plugging his participation in the show “Splash”, which in turn allows us to shamelessly plug Katherine Webb’s participation in the show “Splash.” Amazingly, our dedicated “Splash” correspondent, sir Stephen Douglas, had not apprised me of Abdul-Jabbar’s presence on the show.
Jimmy Kimmel also asked Kareem about the UCLA opening for head coach, and if he would have any interest. Kareem responded that he “certainly would be interested in coaching the team.” Not to get wins, mind you, but to help get players their degrees and teach them basketball. Kareem’s coaching experience is limited to serving as a special assistant to Phil Jackson, and coaching the Oklahoma Storm of the USBL. He does, however, know what it is like to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
Oh, and he, along with apparently everyone else on this diving show, is terrible at diving.