Key & Peele’s Spoof Of Obnoxious NBA Commentators Could Pretty Much Be About Any Sport
"We have both made careers watching adult men play a simple child's game all while being paid more than the President."
Last night was the start of the NBA Finals. Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Thrillers in what seemed to be a very exciting first game, Jimmy Kimmel asked players to read their now-obligatory Mean Tweets, and Kobe Bryant is apparently still a person who plays this sport. That is literally all I can tell you because the internet can only give you so much and neither you or I care enough for me to look any further.
Of course, a whole lot of other people find all this very exciting. For the next week or so the US is going to be all-out crazy for it, we’ll probably be inundated with pics of Leo and Jay-Z being courtside buds, and that one guy you know who’s way too into basketball will be missing some work and wearing that obnoxious broad-rim cap more often.
To counter all this hype, Key & Peele have now given you an alternate (perhaps more honest) take on it all:
Even if you’ve never watched a game of basketball in your life, the idea of 50,000 fans getting ready to binge drink for a few hours while millionaires play a “simple child’s game” that grown men fawn over, sounds suspiciously familiar. On that thought: if you ever need to sarcastically commentate a game of football to annoy your friends who are diehard fans, this is a pretty great template to work from:
“Aaaaand the alleged rapist passes the big orange ball to the sweaty, legal giant and SAHSLAMMY the giant easily puts the ball into the basket making it look easy which — if you’re seven foot tall — it is.”