I don’t have the exact figures in front of me, but it seems like the percentage of animals in captivity being taught how to play basketball has increased tenfold in the last five years. Surely movies like Air Bud, Ed and Space Jam are to blame for this phenomenon. Every trainer is out to make a quick buck with a children’s movie deal.
That being said, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more impressive basketball-playing display from the animal kingdom than the one put on by this elephant.
Sure, the big guy travels a little bit, but have you seen the stuff NBA stars are allowed to do these days? He’d fit right in.
Perhaps this is the impetus needed for The Elephant Basketball League. Lord knows we’ve suffered without one for far too long.
[H/T: Pro Basketball Talk]