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Game of Death Basketball Edition: Derrick Rose hoops against Dragons, Ninjas, Swordsmen, sumo wrestlers & Japanese girls

Published on September 9th, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 7,983 views

In the 1978 cult classic Game of Death, Bruce Lee had to fight 10 different fighters, each with a different fighting style, each on a different floor of the Pagoda. On the top level of the Pagoda was his biggest opponent ever, the American Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

As Derrick Rose prepares for his return to the NBA, where he will have to challenge, one-by-one, the best guards in the league and remind fans that he belongs at the top of the list, he has been travelling the world promoting his Adidas shoes.  The last stop on his journey was in Japan and it was there, in front of 8,000 fans, that he had to face off against a many different ballers that he has never faced off against  including Dragons, Asian school girls, Asian children and masters of Sumo, Kenjutsu, Ninjutsu and other forms of Japanese martial arts in the “1 Against 100” event.

Check out the amusing gallery below and then some bonus clips including Kareem fighting Bruce Lee and Kobe Bryant in the Bruce Lee documentary I Am Bruce Lee.  If you are into Japanese martial arts I highly suggest you check out the Zatoichi (especially the Beat Kitano version) and Lone Wolf and Cub films and avoid the US version “Shogun Assassin” made famous by the GZA’s Liquid Swords album and the film Kill Bill 2. Speaking of Kill Bill, there’s also the Nike Chamber of Fear commercial with LeBron James that was inspired by the Tarantino film.

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About the Author

David Astramskas,

Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.



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