August 1, 2014

Uncle Drew returns with a new commercial featuring Nate Robinson as ‘Lights’

Kyrie Irving’s Pepsi Max character Uncle Drew debuted a new commercial spot on Monday. Last season Kyrie and Pepsi brought Kevin Love into the mix as Drew’s teammate. Today they brought in Nate Robinson and Maya Moore.

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  • Lunch

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Kyrie Irving directed Space Jam 2. Heh!!

    Very nice video. I wonder how many chapters are left?

  • Harv 21

    maybe the next one can feature a 21 year old named Kyrie playing defense and winning a playoff series. Now that would be charming.

  • Bryan

    these have become a bit too staged for my taste.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Next one will have #6 a French dude!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Um yea isn’t acting like staging?

  • mgbode

    that rolling trick Nate was showing off was ridiculous. love this series.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I wonder who will be the big man.

  • Browncow

    Any idea who the next big man is? There is a picture in the video, but don’t recognize him at all. Nate and Kevin look obvious. Maybe he’s just not a popular player. Pepsi max running out of funds to attract more big time players, like Kevin Love. I personally think they should stick too young, exciting players from small market teams, Paul George would be great, John Wall. I wonder if some of the reason is a lack of pull or clout that Kyrie has to get these players to do it? It is his production and all.

  • bryan

    the whole premise of the original uncle drew was that the other players did not know he was kyrie irving. there were hidden cameras, etc. when i watch the new ones i have a tough time believing that anyone in the crowd does not know who the old guys are. the surprise is gone. and that is what made the whole thing funny – its unexpected to see an old dude rise up and dunk on someone.

  • Ajax4

    Some of us like to guess the new disguised pro basketball player. Please don’t have the name in the headline.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I’m not over thinking this I like the fact Irving is writing and producing these things.

  • turnercr

    The first one is still the best by far. But still a good video.

  • Browncow

    Oh that guy is Kyrie in the pic.

  • Zak Arnhold

    Big Man – Lamarcus Aldridge

  • Ben Frambaugh

    You mean besides Kevin Love?

  • porckchop

    Adorable Kids; “Trick or Treat!”
    Harv; Hey you kids, get off my lawn.
    AK; “Trick or Treat?”
    Harv; How did you get over my menacing looking wrought iron fence?
    AK; Uh, you left the gate open.
    Harv; (getting into SUV, and gunning the engine before slipping it into drive) Last chance, get off my Lawn!
    Sorry, when I read your post my curmudgeon meter went to 11, and I didn’t even have it turned on. :)

  • NoVA Buckeye

    There’s a big team photo featuring current players. It sounds like the team has already been decided and they’re just taking it one step at a time.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    2 Power forwards? He already has Kevin Love? And I think that with the selection of Maya Moore, you can certainly say he’s not building a traditonal team. Who else runs sponsorship with Pepsi Max?

  • Harv 21

    Hey, pork, get off my comment!
    [v-v-vrooooom, vrooooom]

  • porckchop

    We are so lucky to live in a place where “Athlete attempts to run over trick or treaters” is a real thing.
    I do agree with you though, Im going to be pretty mad, if I turn on the NBA playoffs and the only Kyrie sighting I get is as “Willy” the guy who takes Blanche on her first interracial date on a CGI reanimated episode of The Golden Girls.

  • Ezzie Goldish

    It feels like they may have already recorded many of these, but they’re just revealing them super slowly. It doesn’t make sense that they’re still deciding who the other players are or that anyone playing in a famous basketball park wouldn’t have seen Uncle Drew by now.

  • Fredette About It

    Big Man= DeMarcus Cousins

  • Frankie

    it’s gonna be javale..

  • Khalir

    The guy wasn’t kyrie Irving it was bill Russell that’s who the big fella is, but they I’m pretty sure it will be like Roy hibbert or someone dressed as bill Russell