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(Video) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Slam Dunks A Pumpkin To Promote The Smashing Pumpkins

What the fungus? I have no clue what this all means – although I suspect it could be an ill-conceived attempt by Kareem to generate goodwill towards convincing the Lakers to build him a statue – but here is one of the NBA’s all-time greats pimping the upcoming release of the reunited The Smashing Pumpkins. Well, if you can call the current incarnation of the Pumpkins as “reunited” as the lineup is nothing more than Billy Corgan and some random people. What about D’arcy? Huh? Huh?

Anyway, the video features Abdul-Jabbar slam-dunking a pumpkin and then informing us to watch for the band’s new album, Oceania, and that “It’s coming soon.” Good to know. Thanks, Kareem. Still, pretty weird.You could say Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ,might very well be “off his gourd.” If you were deliberately trying to not be funny, that is. Which I do frequently.

But seriously, folks, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar slam-dunking a freaking pumpkin. Weird. It never occurred to me that in some respects, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is now like a taller, African-American version of Gallagher, sans the Sledge-o-Matic, of course.

[H/T BuzzFeed]