by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes.

Don’t mess with George Clooney and a basketball. The director/actor has long enjoyed playing the sport and never misses an opportunity to play a few games.

He can also win a few bets.

Earlier this month, after principal shooting for Leatherheads (which George directed) completed, co-star (and star of The Office) John Krasinski challenged the older Clooney to a friendly game — with $1K on the line. From the article,

“The 46-year-old Clooney says, ‘I love him, but the fun part is that he talked shit. The first day on the set he’s like, ‘I play basketball’ and I was like, ‘I play a little too.’ He looks at me and goes, ‘I’ll kick your ass.’ And I was like, ‘Alright, whatever.’ And he’s like, ‘OK, let’s make it $1,000 then.’

‘So for the entire shoot we’ve been talking about this bet. We haven’t played, the whole shoot. And (on the last day of shooting) we played. And I beat him 11-8! I was on cloud nine. I was wiping my forehead with $100 bills going, ‘Whooo, is it hot in here?’”

Ha. Nice shot, George. Check out this video below that was created for Amnesty International’s “Make Some Noise” campaign. I don’t think I’ll be challenging this guy to a game of HORSE anytime soon….

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • NANYANA

    I LOVE GEORGE

  • http://www.youtube.com George

    So unimpressive. Seen 8 year olds that can dribble better than that. Is this guy full of himself or what. Stick with acting. Never be a Jordan nor even close to him. BWAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaa!