Adam Sandler’s got hops — even in a pink polo and extremely oversized shorts.
The actor, who’s known to participate in random pickup basketball games, showcased his street-ball skills in Long Island over the weekend. Videos of the fully-bearded “Uncut Gems” star hooping outdoors have since gone viral, with many fans praising his ability to play in the baggy attire.
At one point in the game, Sandler, in a fan-filmed clip, can be seen setting a solid screen before getting the ball back at the top of the key. He read the defense and fired a pass to a teammate waiting on the wing for a wide-open 3-pointer — only to miss the shot. Critics online pleaded with Sandler to find better outside shooters after the ball bounced away.
Other videos show the actor working up a sweat, hustling on both ends of the court and collecting a rebound.
The Sandman is no stranger to pulling up to a pickup game and showing out, wherever in the world he may be. Sandler’s been doing it for years, and there’s plenty of videos floating around the internet.
While filming 2019’s “Uncut Gems” — which also stars newly inducted Hall of Famer, Kevin Garnett — Sandler got shots up with the Celtics legend.
“There’s a basket on the set,” Garnett said during a joint appearance with Sandler on “The Jimmy Kimmel Show” in December 2019. “So when we would get done with these long days or in between takes, we would go out [and] shoot around.”
Sandler went on to admit he had other plans for their post-filming shootaround.
“It was a dream of mine to maybe, after work, show up at a park and play 2-on-2, and say, ‘Let me call my friend Kevin to play with me,’” he recalled.
“It would have been amazing.”
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