WATCH: YouTube sensation impersonates NBA players on live TV

04:18 PM June 08, 2016

YouTube star Brandon Armstrong has made his way to the big leagues, as the extraordinaire basketball impressionist proudly strut his stuff on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Sunday (Monday in Manila).


Armstrong, who’s better known by his social media handle, @BdotAdot5, has gained internet glory due to his spot-on impressions of many NBA superstars.

Along with his trusted companion KJ, the 25-year-old hilariously demoed his caricatures of Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and James Harden.

Among those lampooned by the act were James’ love affair with traveling violations, Curry’s penchant for shooting three’s without looking and Harden’s absurd euro-steps.

Retired NBA player and TNT’s analyst Shaquille O’Neal’s epic struggle with free throw shooting was not spared as well.

Prior to his online fame, Armstrong played for four years at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, then saw some time with the Reno Bighorns before playing professionally in Spain, according to

In a span of two years, he quietly amassed a serious following on Twitter and video-sharing site, Vine. Khristian Ibarrola

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: “Jimmy Kimmel Live, Brandon Armstrong, Impersonation, NBA, YouTube sensation
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.