PHILADELPHIA (CBSNewYork/AP) — Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had a slam-dunk of a joke at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night.
“I’m Michael Jordan and I’m here with Hillary. I said that because I know that Donald Trump couldn’t tell the difference,” the Hall of Famer said to uproarious laughter.READ MORE: NYC Primary: All Eyes On City's Economic Recovery As Voters Decide All 5 Borough President Positions
Social media definitely got a kick out of Abdul-Jabbar’s comment.
Abdul-Jabbar was on-stage to introduce Khizr Khan, the father of Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. He is one of 14 American-Muslim soldiers who has died in combat since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.MORE NEWS: #TogetherInPride: Oakland Raiders Defensive Lineman Carl Nassib Comes Out As Gay
“Donald Trump’s idea to register Muslims and prevent them entering our country is the very tyranny [Thomas] Jefferson abhorred,” the basketball legend said.