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Basketball Wed Jun 29 2011

Smashing Pumpkins and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Two Great Tastes That Go Hamfistedly Together?

Via the fine folks at the AV Club Chicago, comes word of the always mercurial Billy Corgan teaming up The Smashing Pumpkins with one (occasionally mercurial/petulant) Lew Alcindor, aka: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

A match truly made in Awkward Heaven, the 22-second spot baffles and leaves you wondering was this necessary? Well, no. The closest Abdul-Jabbar ever was to playing in Chicago was when he spent his formative years on the Milwaukee Bucks (and led them to a championship in 1970-'71). But, umm, well it's a slow news day, and, y'know, this post could just as happily been posted in Transmission. Here's Billy Corgan breaking down why Abdul-Jabbar (NBA's all-time leading scorer, mind you) gave the Pumpkins a big assist (bball pun!)

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