It’s not everyday we see earnest indie rockers playing competitive sports. This is Win Butler, former Woodlands resident and current Arcade Fire frontman, dominating the court in a friendly game of street basketball.
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I wish I could make more knowing remarks about this, but I know nothing about basketball. Is he “slamming home the rock downtown in the paint”? I guess that’s what I get for sitting on the sidelines during P.E., sticking the asthma kids inhalers down my gym shorts when they weren’t looking. I wish more indie guys would be caught playing contact sports. Broken Social Scene and The Polyphonic Spree could total have a wicked-ass game of flag football with their cult-like number of members. Then Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens can have bitchin’ foosball match to finally decide who more is needlessly prolific.
After the jump, R. Kelly with “I Believe I Can Fly” from the Space Jam soundtrack, because this is all I know about basketball. – Craig Hlavaty