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    Uncle Drew

    Kyrie Irving Poses as Old Man During Pickup Basketball Game, Surprises Everyone With Skills (Video)
    by Timothy Killian on Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:59PM

    When people are young, they often can't wait to mature. Then, when they get older, they wish they could go back to being young again.

    Kyrie Irving just might have the ability to do both.

    Irving, who was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year last week, appeared in a new Pepsi Max commercial, during which the Cavaliers guard dressed up to look like an old man known as Uncle Drew.

    After a transformation that consists of makeup and prosthetic parts, the rookie sensation genuinely looked like an 80-year-old man who hasn't touched a basketball since "the good ol' days." Much to the surprise of some players at a pickup basketball game in Bloomfield, N.J., though, Uncle Drew showed he still has plenty of game.

    Irving -- or Uncle Drew in this case -- sat on the sidelines while his friend (posing as his nephew) played in the game. When one of the nephew's teammates got "hurt," Uncle Drew"stepped in in his place.

    In the commercial, Irving hustles the youngsters and purposely plays poorly -- like most anyone's grandfather would. Until, that is, he burns his defender to flush home a dunk off the backboard.

    That got the crowd going for what they thought was the greatest 80-year-old basketball player of all time.

    Check out the hilarious commercial below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DnKO...layer_embedded

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    Hysterical....especially the steal from behind....but I wonder how long they looked to find a park where he was assured of NOT getting shot in the head for that. Prolly had 4-5 armed security lingering about, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Hysterical....especially the steal from behind....but I wonder how long they looked to find a park where he was assured of NOT getting shot in the head for that. Prolly had 4-5 armed security lingering about, lol.

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    Or it was a commercial and created buzz online to make you think it was real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    Or it was a commercial and created buzz online to make you think it was real.
    True, because that crowd was relatively comatose for real street ball. Now if they filmed that at the Rucker tournament up by the Polo grounds....omg.


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    Um, yeah.

    And how did they "surprise" everyone with 2 cameras out on the court?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Um, yeah.

    And how did they "surprise" everyone with 2 cameras out on the court?
    Next you'll tell me storage wars is fake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    Um, yeah.

    And how did they "surprise" everyone with 2 cameras out on the court?
    So you're saying mods who usedtobecops suck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    Next you'll tell me storage wars is fake!
    YUUUUUUP!

    (I'm a Barry fan.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaoulDuke View Post
    So you're saying mods who usedtobecops suck?
    I didnt say that.












































    Out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    I didnt say that.


    Out loud.
    At least the crowd was drinking Pepsi max or else the whole set up would have pfailed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Hysterical....especially the steal from behind....but I wonder how long they looked to find a park where he was assured of NOT getting shot in the head for that. Prolly had 4-5 armed security lingering about, lol.

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    fixed.

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    After reading that Kyrie had broken his finger, was going to post the Uncle Drew videos. Tokyo beat me to it.

    Here's the second installment with the immortal Bill Russell and Kevin Love. The crowd reactions--especially after Love's one-handed tomahawk dunk--are hysterical. I must have watched these things 10 times already, LOLing each time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZUd9KYn_Rs

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