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Lebron James and Amar'e Stoudemire's turns in 'Trainwreck' are just the latest in a long line of NBA players appearances in Hollywood blockbusters. We all know the big ones — Michael Jordan in 'Space Jam,' Shaq in too many things — but below is the comprehensive timeline of them all.

LeBron James and Amar'e Stoudemire’s turns in Trainwreck are just the latest in a long line of NBA players’ appearances in Hollywood blockbusters. We all know the big ones — Michael Jordan in Space Jam, Shaq in too many things — but below is the comprehensive timeline of them all.


  • The Harlem Globetrotters played Juror #7 in 12 Angry Men.


  • Pistol Pete Maravich was the voice of Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • Tim Duncan played Tron in both Trons.

  • John Starks made an appearance Large Marge’s skeleton in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.


  • Muggsy Bogues cameo'd as one of the hatching baby dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.

  • Kevin Garnett was in Cool Runnings, maybe?.


  • Manute Bol starred as a stuttering public attorney in Philadelphia.

  • Scottie Pippen was cast as Michael Jordan in Space Jam 2.

  • The San Antonio Spurs were Zac Efron’s high school varsity teams in both 17 Again and the High School Musical trilogy.

  • As mentioned, Tim Duncan played Tron in both Trons.

  • Kevin McHale as Different Kevin in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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