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Kareem Slam Dunks, Smashes Pumpkin to Promote New Smashing Pumpkins' "Oceania"

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What do you get when you take two past-their-prime, bald legends, a deformed pumpkin, and a video camera?

In this viral video cross-shilling, Kareem, a noted jazz fan slam dunks a pumpkin to the delight of Billy Corgan, who, as the leader and only remaining original member of Smashing Pumpkins claims to have never seen or attempted such a smashing, and then returns the favor by pitching Kareem's latest project, the documentary On the Shoulders of Giants.

You can only imagine what Kareem is thinking in this black-and-white dunk sequence. We couldn't blame the Lakers legend, most recently seen bitching about the lack of a Staples Center statue of his likeness, for possibly having that pumpkin he's palming confused with the head of team spokesman John Black.

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As for the Pumpkins, the video for "Owata" (off the upcoming album "Oceania," part of the 44-song Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project) premieres tonight at 9 at Yahoo!.