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Gilbert's New Adidas Movie

The folks from Adidas sent along this brief Gilbert Arenas movie, part of a four-part series featuaring Dwight Howard, Tracy McGrady, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett coaching young ball players from the U.S. and China. I have no idea how much of this is real and how much is staged, but it's definitely D.C., and there's a nice cameo from DeShawn Stevenson. Can anyone identify the playground Gilbert shows up at right at the beginning? Looks awfully familiar, but I can't exactly place it.

And yeah, Gilbert does seem right at home with young men of a certain age. And yeah, when he takes them out on the practice court, he gets right down to the fundamentals, assuming your definition of "the fundamentals" includes behind the back spin moves.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 22, 2008; 1:06 PM ET
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Posted by: kdog | October 22, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

can anyone tell which restaurant that is?

Posted by: glover park | October 22, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

That would be Shaw Jr High on Rhode Island Avenue NW and also Seaton Elementary right across the street from Shaw Jr High.This was filmed there about a month or 2 ago

Posted by: Mike | October 22, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

It's the DC Chophouse. 99% sure.

Posted by: mark | October 22, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Pretty sure on of those kids is Max Esho, committed to UMass.

Posted by: SA | October 22, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

That was kind of stupid. Would have been better if he just rolled up on a group of regular kids playing hoops. And didn't blow $400 on each kid.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 22, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

At first it looked like just regular anonymous kids then the more you look, i do think it's just kids from the area on basketball teams.
I thought the restaurant was Clydes right there near Verizon center? Could be chop house, havent been there in years so it may be.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 22, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, those courts are in Shaw. But exhibit 1 this is staged: you don't see many white teenagers at those courts...ever

Posted by: RTD | October 22, 2008 11:41 PM | Report abuse

most of them kids play for dc assualt thats how i kno that it was staged i play with most of them kids

Posted by: jjay2012 | October 23, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

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