Top Three Movie Cameos By Sports Stars

The Mike Tyson cameo in The Hangover has inspired this weeks Podium – Top Three Sports Star Cameo’s, and we’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

Honorable mentions include; Dan Marino in Ace Ventura Pet Detective, Joe Frazier in Rocky, Lawrence Taylor in The Waterboy (mostly for the irony – at the end of a long unintelligible rant from Adam Sandler’s Bobby Boucher, LT nods and delivers the line “Gentlemen, which brings me to my next point – don’t smoke crack.” Funny stuff at the time, funnier still when you heard that two weeks before the films release he was arrested for buying $100 of fake crack from an undercover cop).

Cam Neely – Dumb and Dumber

Cam Neely had a reputation as a violent goon during his days as a right wing in the NHL, so the Farrelly Brothers cast well when they were looking around for somebody to play Sea Bass – the truck stop enforcer who takes a dislike to Harry Dunne, enjoys classy tastes in baseball caps and has a penchant for the occasional public toilet rendezvous.

Not the man you want bursting through your toilet stall

Not the man you want bursting through your toilet stall

Lance Armstrong – Dodgeball

The famous cyclist appears as himself, and meets Vince Vaughan’s character at an airport bar just as he is about to run out on his team before the finals. Lance hits him with the following; “Quit? You know, once I was thinking of quitting when I was diagnosed with brain, lung and testicular cancer all at the same time. But with the love and support of my friends and family, I got back on the bike and won the Tour de France five times in a row. But I’m sure you have a good reason to quit. So what are you dying of that’s keeping you from the finals?”

Enough said.

Kareem Abdul Jabbar – Airplane (Flying High)

Kareem Abdul Jabbar turns in a solid 6th man of the year effort here, appearing as pilot Roger Murdock. It is a secret identity that does little to fool young Timmy, who unfortunately relates his father’s belief that Kareem doesn’t play defence (a well documented complaint from critics throughout his career). “Roger Murdock” responds by getting on the offensive; “The hell I don’t. LISTEN KID. I’ve been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I’m out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.” Later, when they are dragging him out of his seat, we see that he is in LA Lakers basketball shorts. Great comedy all around.

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