WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Introduces Himself as Michael Jordan at DNC: 'Trump Can't Tell the Difference'

Retired basketball star takes aim at Trump over racism.

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The final night of the Democratic National Convention was not heavy on comedian speakers, so former basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stepped up to the plate by introducing himself as Michael Jordan - perhaps the most recognized basketball player of all time. "I said that because I know that Donald Trump couldn't tell the difference," said Abdul-Jabbar to laughs and cheers.

The rest of Abdul-Jabbar's speech took on a more serious note as he addressed Trump's comments on race, particularly those targeting Muslims.

Abdul-Jabbar called Trump's call for a ban on Muslim migration to the U.S. as "the type of tyranny that Jefferson abhorred."

"At its core, discrimination is a result of fear," said Abdul-Jabbar. "Those who think Americans scare easily, enough to abandon our country's ideals in exchange for a false sense of security, underestimate our resolve. To them we say only this: Not here, not ever."

Retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Retired professional basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar delivers remarks on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein, AFP