Anthony Richardson is a British comedian known for his mock YouTube commentary on soccer games who was covered this week by Grantland. Richardson simulates matches on a video game and provides his own unique brand of comedy and commentary. You can check his interpretation of the Carling Cup Final between Liverpool and Cardiff here. However, it’s Richardson’s commentary of the NBA All Star Game posing as a netball commentator that is especially enlightening and entertaining. There’s nothing better than a dry British wit and this video shows exactly why.
Really, there are too many highlights to name them all, but they include:
-Introducing the East and West All Star teams as East & West Germany
-“Oh my God, the clock’s going down, it’s going to explode!”
-Confusing Steve Nash with Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric (I never thought they looked alike, but they actually do!)
-“He’s going in for the spinee! The spinee!”
-“Bouncy bouncy shooty pie!”
-“Take that capitalism because the communists are backkk… good night Lenin.”
As if that wasn’t amusing enough, LeBron James actually makes the game winning shot in the simulation. If all basketball commentators did this, a lot more games would instantly be made more enjoyable to watch.