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Kareem Abdul-Jabar Stars in Ad for New Smashing Pumpkins Album

Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabar has filmed a commercial promoting the upcoming new album from Smashing Pumpkins, Oceania.

While Kareem admits to not being a big fan of the Smashing Pumpkins (and not even liking pumpkin pie), Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan said the six-time NBA champion was the only one he could see smashing a pumpkin for the commercial.

Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

In this next video, Corgan explains how the commercial came together.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.