Did you know that Kyrie Irving is really an old man?
Well, he's really not, but don't tell that to the unknowing participants in Pepsi MAX's "Uncle Drew" series.
When the first Uncle Drew documentary came out (watch it here), it was hilarious watching the amateur basketball players stick with what they thought was an old man. He schools them up and down Clark Ponds Courts, drawing rabid cheers from onlookers.
The second one is even better because Irving, or Uncle Drew, isn't alone. This time he brings his friend Wes, played by Kevin Love, to Jim Gilliam Park after hearing Wes ramble on and on about how the game has changed, and how it's not like it used to be. After a rusty start, the two then go about their business, destroying the "Youngbloods" at their own game.
The video is classic from beginning to end. From Uncle Drew's conversation with Bill Russell to meeting up with his friend Wes to watching the two outplay everyone on the court, the video works just as well as the first one did.
Irving is on to something here. Part of becoming an NBA star isn't just about putting up the numbers. Finding a unique way of marketing oneself can set a talented player apart, vaulting them into that elite category. Need I remind anyone of The LeBrons?
Irving isn't anywhere near LeBron James yet, but these videos are really entertaining. Not only is it funny to watch how people react to this incredibly skilled senior citizen, but it's always fun to watch an elite talent break people down off the dribble.
Adding other well-known names, like Russell and Love, made this one even better. Hopefully, there's more where this came from.