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Watch: Kyrie Irving, Nate Robinson and Maya Moore in 'Uncle Drew 3'

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

The third installment of the glorified Pepsi MAX commercial hit the web today.

The viral sensation known as Uncle Drew is back wreaking havoc on another "unsuspecting" basketball court. Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving's promotional series with Pepsi MAX (which keeps getting more blatant with each installment) returned to the web today with the third chapter of Uncle Drew's quest to get the old gang back together. This time around, Drew recruited 'Lights' (Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson) to join him out on the streets of Chicago.

The plot is exactly like every other version of this series. Young people line a random court, all armed with Pepsi MAX, and the new "old" guy struggles. Robinson put up a lefty jumper, got stripped in the backcourt and could barely keep up with the guys out there. Then Uncle Drew came in to boost his confidence, and the highlight-reel plays start to appear. Some guys kept getting way, way too excited, which almost killed the vibe of the whole bit for me.

Until Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore showed up and joins in on the fun. Her inclusion was a nice wrinkle, but man all of the piped in audio just felt so forced. Still a well-done spot, and I'm very much excited about the next installment. Still not on board with Pepsi MAX, though.

Watch: Kyrie Irving, Nate Robinson and Maya Moore in 'Uncle Drew 3'

[Via Deadspin]

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Comments (1)
  1. Philip O'connell 's profile

    Philip O'connell

    October 29th, 2013 @23:03

    I agree about Pepsi's heavy branding making the commercial less realistic, though once again I was entertained. I'm definitely looking forward to the next episode.

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