Mariano Rivera, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Catch Stanley Cup Fever (Photos)


Some serious star power was on hand to commemorate┬áthe Stanley Cup Final’s return to New York City.

Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donned the uniforms of their cities’ respective hockey teams Monday morning as part of a Delta Airlines promotion.

The two announced the rows for a Delta flight, hung out on the plane and even played a little air hockey, with none other than 1994 Cup hero Mark Messier serving as the referee.

We can’t confirm or deny whether Abdul-Jabbar insisted on being called Roger Murdock during the event.

The Kings won Games 1 and 2 in L.A. (in overtime and double OT, respectively) to take a 2-0 series lead. They’ll look to push the Rangers to the brink of elimination Monday night in Game 3.

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