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In case you were curious whatever happened to former Dolphins running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar, it turns out that he's teaching a fat-burning class at a Washington, D.C. gym. (Link via Cafe 227.)

We understand that this is common and not the most newsworthy matter — a former football player teaching soccer moms how to lift their legwarms and the proper pronounciation of "pilates" — but for some reason, we were always fascinated with the career of Karim. Mostly, we were fascinated by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's hatred of the youngster. Kareem sued Karim for "sponging" off his name — the young Karim had been given the name after converting to Islam in 1995 — and was successful, forcing Karim to use "Abdul" on the back of his jersey. Eventually he changed his name to Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar; meanwhile, the elder Kareem still has his prescription for medicinal marijuana, which is a terrible fat-burning regimen.

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