Over a year in the making, the Uncle Drew saga continues and I hope it never ends.
A film by Kyrie Irving, he reprises his role as the legendary Uncle Drew and travels to our hometown of Chicago: fittingly going to an underground jazz club to recruit "Lights". They then head to Seward Park, just north of downtown and underneath the skyscrapers, to hoop like the good ole days.
What ensues couldn't be any more sweeter.
And perfect timing with the NBA tipping off tomorrow!
Earlier in the summer, PepsiMAX and Kyrie Irving collaborated to create one of the all-time instant greatest characters: Uncle Drew. Irving went through an elaborate makeover to play "Uncle Drew", an elderly, legendary hooper who's still out to prove he has some game. (Hint: He's Kyrie Irving, he's got game.)
Episode 2 premiered today and it's just as amazing. The premise: one Hall Of Fame center Bill Russell tells Uncle Drew to get the team back together, and his first stop is Wes out in Los Angeles, California. As Pepsi states, "Players and spectators at the basketball court were told that they would be filmed for some "basketball b-roll footage" for a local TV station. Put it this way: these young bloods had no idea what was coming." Watch above before you scroll down (SPOILER ALERT).
In a somewhat related note, I wanted to put some shine on Wes, a.k.a. Kevin Love's new efforts to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He linked up with Larry Fitzgerald to produce this video below as the all-pro WR shaves the Olympic gold medalist's head like those with breast cancer have to do due to the chemotherapy. Every View, 'Like', and Retweet will donate $0.25 to Bright Pink through Love's Spread Love community outreach program and the American Cancer Society / Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (the two that Fitzgerald is supporting). Pretty funny video and for a good cause so watch below as well! Let's help and love! bebrightpink.org