If you're of a certain age, you probably remember NBA Street: Vol. 2 as the greatest sports video game of all time, and definitely the one with the best commentary. Basically, the idea was: What if professional basketball players were playing pickup games without the restrictions of league play? Well, we're pleased to share the news that NBA Street is now real life.
Joel Embiid, the 7-foot-tall center for the Philadelphia 76ers and NBA All-Star, was spotted playing a game of pickup basketball in Philadelphia against several people who were none of those things. A short video of the game was posted to Twitter by NBC Sports writer Rob Dauster and shot by Twitter user @AStrait25, and it went about as well as you'd expect.