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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wears Darth Vader Mask and Hugs Katherine Webb

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 18, 2013

Sometimes a Lakers legend just has to put on a Darth Vader mask and pose with American sweetheart Katherine Webb. 

Perhaps we should be used to seeing just about anything, because this Internet machine grants access to absolutely everything. 

Still, I can't get over the image of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wearing a Darth Vader mask while hugging "it" girl of the moment, Katherine Webb, via the legend's Twitter feed. 

If you are looking for explanations, good luck. 

Update: Monday, February 18, 7:40 p.m. ET

It seems like the tweet was deleted for some reason, so we include a picture captured by Yahoo! Sports before it was taken down. 

End of Update---

This seems to be a chance encounter—that rare cocktail that only comes when you have one of the best to ever play in the NBA meeting Katherine Webb while a hilarious Darth Vader mask is handy. 

World, this will never happen again. 

Webb is clearly wearing a robe which has me thinking she is on set of the upcoming Celebrity Diving series she will feature in along with Lions star Ndamukong Suh

Deadspin gave up the search for details and Yahoo! Sports' Kelly Dwyer is too busy shaking his head in amazement to offer any clues as to what is going down here. 

We toss our hands up and plead for help from you denizens of the Internet to lend us some deets—if any exist. 

As it is, we will go on with the assumption that sometimes the Internet doesn't have to make sense, and hooray for that. 

Hit me up on Twitter for more WTF updates. 


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