Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Forgets On JeopardyHooped Up | October 16, 2009
Alex Trebek can be a tricky bastard at times, because who the hell knows what’s in that Potpourri category ranging from rocket science to famous Phil Collins songs, where that shifty Daily Double is hiding and why does he insist that you answer an answer? With a question.
Last night, when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on the Celebrity version of Jeopardy aka easy question week. Trebek used his Canadian charm to throw Abdul-Jabbar under the question-answer bus with “I Went to UCLA” for $400.
Then again — even if Kareem was distracted by this lady, he should have nailed this question. I can so picture Bill Walton yelling at his TV watching this, “Through that question-answer down big man!”.