Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Reprises 'Airplane' Role to Promote Wisconsin Tourism

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Ted Striker are back in their Airplane characters in a commercial for Travel Wisconsin. Kareem, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks at the beginning of his NBA career before forcing a trade, laments ever leaving the state. As he should, at least in summertime. The ad is not inaccurate in its implication that Wisconsin summers are the greatest thing on Earth. If you’ve never spent a week in a cabin on a lake there doing nothing but swimming, eating red meat and drinking beer, you should probably put that on your bucket list.

(Winter’s a different story.)

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