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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar makes 'Splash' in celebrity diving competition

March 21, 2013|By Eric Pincus

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his debut on the new ABC show "Splash."

Abdul-Jabbar joins Louis Anderson, Drake Bell, Kendra Wilkinson, Rory Bushfield, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Ndamukong Suh, Katherine Webb, Brandi Chastain and Nicole Eggert in an eight-week competitive-diving competition.

With his first dive, Abdul-Jabbar survived the first week of the competition with a score of 7.25.

A brief snippet of Abdul-Jabbar's flop-flip in the "Splash" premiere can be found on YouTube.

The Milwaukee Bucks also released a clip of an Abdul-Jabbar practice dive.

The entire episode can be watched on Hulu.

Splash notched a strong 2.6 rating with adults 18-49. Keshia Knight Pulliam was the first diver eliminated from the competition.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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