by Micah Hart
Kyrie Irving is the reigning top pick in the NBA Draft and Rookie of the Year. Clearly he is a talented fellow, and it appears those talents are not limited to the hardcourt. Check out this video he wrote and directed for Pepsi Max, in which he takes a star turn as “Uncle Drew”:
It’s kind of hard to tell how much the people in the crowd know what’s going on. On the one hand their reactions look genuine, but on the other hand that’s something that can easily be put together in editing. If I saw a (roughly) sextagenarian start breaking ankles and generally looking like he’s auditioning for the next And-1 Mixtape Tour, I might get a little skeptical*. It’s pretty cool no matter what, but certainly Irving deserves major props if he really had everyone fooled.
*We had an old guy on our team in a rec league I used to play in, and I can PROMISE you it did not go this well.