His name is Kyrie Irving, duuuhhhh

Keywords: kyrie irving, pepsi max, nba

 

Ok, I’m kidding, I had no clue who this guy was up until about an hour ago.   He’s Kyrie Irving, the NBA Rookie of the Year, that’s pretty cool!   Basketball just isn’t my sport, can’t say I’ve ever sat through more than like 3 minutes of a game on TV.     But that’s not important,  what is important is this absolutely amazing makeup and prosthetic job by these talented artists,  transforming Kyrie Irving, into an old grandpa.

 

After the transformation,  Kyrie goes out to the local basketball court, and ends up embarrassing everyone he played!  I hate basketball, but this video was really very funny to watch.  And the last minute or so of the video they do an awesome behind-the-scenes look at the amazing work done by the makeup artists.

 

 

Pepsi Max is the company behind the whole prank, so I can only imagine the quality of the products that the makeup artists were using.   If you look closely,  you’ll see that the hand prosthetics have real, pronounced knuckle marks, and veins, and the edges taper off perfectly so the transition into real skin is easy as ever to create.

 

 

The bald cap is flawless! It’s hard to make that transition on the forehead like that without making it completely obvious, but the artist did a nice clean job here!  very impressive!

 

 

Kyrie looks like he was a trooper throughout the whole job-   some clients tend to get a bit antsy once they realize they’ll be sitting still in a chair for a few hours straight.

 

 

Best of luck to Kyrie and his team the Cleveland Cavaliers, whenever it is that their next season starts up.     How cool would it be if Pepsi ran with this stunt all over the NBA.   City to city with a new star, collect all the video and create a mini movie of old grandpa basketball NBA stars  local basketball courts!

 

 

Oooh and I can’t forget, without weHOOPny I would have never known Kyrie Irving existed-   see what a little random internet browsing can do for ya?   Thank guys!