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Gary Oldman Rips Professional Athletes A New One

By Joanna Robinson | Seriously Random Lists | June 20, 2012 | Comments ()


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Trained thespian and all-around delight Gary Oldman appeared on Jimmy Kimmel last night with a very special message for athletes who think they can act:

The highlight has to be the Gatorade joke, yes? Mostly because it reminded me of this 90s gem. Anyway, for those of you who are wondering if Mr. Oldman was perhaps a touch too harsh, here's a little reminder of what it looks like when basketball players try to act. Yeah, not pretty.

Patrick Ewing--The Exorcist III
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Kareem Abdul Jabbar--Airplane

Charles Barkley--"SNL"

Larry Bird--Celtic Pride

Wilt Chamberlain--Conan The Detroyer

Michael Jordan--Space Jam

Oh yes, we saved the worst for last.

Shaquille O'Neal--Kazaam

[h/t Warming Glow]

It's worth noting the exception that proves the rule. The amazingly multi-talented Paul Robeson was both a basketball and football player as well as an actor, singer and activist. They don't make anyone like this anymore.

Paul Robeson--Showboat

Joanna Robinson predicts that there will be a drunken hate watch of Kazaam in her future.

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