Abdul-Jabbar worked with the former Baylor star and top pick of the 2013 WNBA draft, teaching her the nuances of his signature hook shot.
"I went to legend school today," Griner told reporters after working with Abdul-Jabbar, "and it was awesome."
The skyhook did wonders for Abdul-Jabbar, the six-time NBA MVP and the league's all-time leading scoring champion. And while it's not common in the WNBA, Griner said she could see herself adding it to her arsenal.
According to reports, Griner struggled at first with the skyhook, but after 20 minutes she looked more comfortable with the shot.
"She did start to get it, how I used it," Abdul-Jabbar said. "Not everybody uses the same tool in the same way, so you've got to make adjustments to that. But I think with her potential and willingness to learn, she'll do well."
While Abdul-Jabbar is six inches taller than Griner (he's 7-foot-2, she's 6-foot-8), he tweeted that she has him beat by a size in the shoe department:
Brittney Griner doesn't have bigger hands than me but she does have bigger feet than me!!! twitter.com/kaj33/status/3…
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) May 15, 2013