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NBA impersonator pays homage to Zach Randolph

The pump fakes have me in tears.

NBA: Washington Wizards at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Randolph got the @BdotAdot5 treatment in his latest video, and I’m honestly crying y’all.

No one doubts the viral star’s abilities—he’s played overseas professionally, and his uncanny knack for replicating the most iconic parts of a player’s game never fails to impress. I’m biased of course, but this may be my favorite out of all the ones he’s done.

@BdotAdot5 covers all of ZBo’s signature moves: the bully-ball, arsenal of post-moves, refusal to dunk, jab-step, and pump fake. He hits fadeaways, and finishes in the paint through double-teams. You get a good sense of why this way of playing would serve older, unathletic players at the YMCA.

It’s gotta feel pretty flattering to get a parody video about your own brand of basketball. Congratulations to ZBo for his distinctive style of play and the comedy it has inspired. The whole thing is great, but the jab steps and pump fakes, in particular, ended me.

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