Uncle Drew seemed down and out. The most recent YouTube video, Chapter 3, was released more than two years ago. Fans were led to believe that maybe Uncle Drew's age had finally caught up with him.
On Thursday, Uncle Drew, Pepsi's fictional elderly baller portrayed by Kyrie Irving, took the court again and gave us Chapter 4.
-- The chapter has an engaging plot. In the opening scene, Drew discusses NBA legends with fellow Miami senior citizens, Angelo (JB Smoove) and Louis (Baron Davis). When Angelo and Louis reveal "Skinny Walt" is in town, Drew decides he has to go to the court and challenge Walt (Ray Allen). Drew beats Walt in a game of H-O-R-S-E.
-- Angelo on Bob Cousy: "He ain't get no love cause he had no nickname."
-- Drew on Bob Cousy: "Houdini of the Hardwood."
-- When Walt asks Drew if he knows how to spell H-O-R-S-E, Drew says, "I ain't never made it past H."
-- Drew does the J.R. Smith celebration.
-- Drew does a half-hearted Nae Nae.
-- Walt is Jesus F***ing Shuttlesworth. It is honestly kind of disappointing he loses. Ray Allen is still a solid actor and the notion that Allen, maybe the greatest shooter of all-time, would lose to Irving in H-O-R-S-E is ridiculous.
-- Louis does not say much, but watching Baron Davis ride around in a motorized scooter has some humor.
-- According to the credits, Chapter 4 is written and directed by Kyrie Irving.
-- This is the first Uncle Drew since LeBron James joined the Cavaliers.
Here are some behind the scenes images from the shoot:
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