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Griner gets a lesson from an all-time great when Abdul-Jabbar visits Mercury practice

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    Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, right, shares a laugh with NBA Hall of Fame player and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, after the two worked out at the Mercury's basketball practice court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, right, works out with NBA Hall of Fame player and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Mercury's basketball practice court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, right, works out with NBA Hall of Fame player and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, at the Mercury's basketball practice court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, left, works out with NBA Hall of Fame player and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as he shows her his hook-shot at the Mercury's basketball practice court, as head coach Corey Gaines, right, looks on, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner, right, puts up a hook-shot as she works out with NBA Hall of Fame player and all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at the Mercury's basketball practice court on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) (The Associated Press)

Brittney Griner got a lesson from one of basketball's greatest players on the sport's most unstoppable shot.

NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended the Phoenix Mercury's practice on Wednesday and worked with Griner on the finer points of the skyhook after it was over.

Abdul-Jabbar used the iconic shot to win six NBA titles and six MVP awards, and Griner hopes to add it to her repertoire.

Abdul-Jabbar spent about 20 minutes with Griner, showing her the proper footwork, how to use leverage against the defender and how to hold the ball.

Griner was an attentive student and said she would like to use the skyhook in games, once she has a better feel for it.

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