Former NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made one of the blink-and-a-miss cameos in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery movie starring Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc. Craig played the character in the prequel Knives Out (2019), a super hit film that may have lured plenty of celebrities to jump in as cameos in the sequel.
Abdul-Jabbar played his own character during his cameo. During the scene, Craig, a.k.a Detective Blanc, plays one of the most popular online multiplayer games, “Among Us,” with Kareem and other celebrities like Angela Lansbury, Stephen Sondheim and Natasha Lyonne, who are portrayed as his friends.
It’s a small scene but of great relevance, as it’s part of Craig’s introduction at the film’s start. Many viewers missed these cameos, but not NBA fans, who wasted no time in bringing up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s appearance in the movie.
As usual, the former LA Lakers star’s appearance on the big screen garnered hilarious reactions online. One fan wrote on Twitter:
“why tf is daniel craig playing among us with Kareem in the new knives out lmaoo”
“kareem abdul jabbar in the knives out sequel yk”
Here are some more reactions:
Fans who haven’t watched the film can watch it via Netflix with a subscription.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t new to the big screen
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for 12 years in Los Angeles with the Lakers. That helped him secure many opportunities to act on the big screen and television. Abdul-Jabbar made his film debut in 1972 during his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. He plays the character of Hakim and fights Bruce Lee’s character Billy Lo.
Among his other significant roles, Abdul-Jabbar has featured in Airlpane (1980), Fetch (1985), Forget Paris (1995) and now the Knives Out sequel. KAJ remains one of the most relevant NBA personalities, especially among former players.
He still leads the NBA’s all-time regular-season scoring record. Although, it’s likely to be broken by LeBron James later this season. Nevertheless, Abdul-Jabbar has held the record for 38 years and will remain one of the game’s all-time greats and among the “GOATs.”