WATCH: YouTube sensation impersonates NBA players on live TV
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 SportingNews.com.
In a span of two years, he quietly amassed a serious following on Twitter and video-sharing site, Vine. Khristian Ibarrola
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