In a video that went viral from Atlanta, a group of players were surprised when they saw the little animal on the field. While the players paused the game, not wanting to hurt the animal, the squirrel clearly had other plans. He waited impatiently for the ball to roll across the field and pushed it with all his might.
The video showed the players gently rolling the ball towards the smaller player, as he enthusiastically pushed it each time. Once he even jumped a bit and kicked the ball with his tail!
“It’s a blessing, I have to stop being angry now, it’s a blessingâ¦. Shawty wants to play baalllllâ¦ THIS BOY AIR SQUIRREL! a man who is off camera is heard saying in the video.
And if that wasn’t enough to surprise everyone, the squirrel seemed very comfortable in human presence, confronting a player and trying to steal the ball from them. Many were also impressed with the way a player exercised control of the ball, taking care not to injure the animal.
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The video amused internet users on social media, with some joking that the squirrel must be drafted into an NBA major league team. Others wondered if he was a famous basketball player reincarnated as an animal. However, even though people liked it, many said they feared the bullet would injure the small animal.
Disney Pixar DUNK! The touching new story of Dunk the squirrel who wants to play basketball. https://t.co/17rqWI9JAw
– the s in Pages is not silent (@pageofle) September 15, 2021
Kobe Bryant came back as a squirrel https://t.co/gRUlgwAOjC
– These (@ bitchesbewild1n) September 15, 2021
Air squirrelð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/akHSbGzFDd
– Joethegr8 (@ Joejothegr8) September 14, 2021
What a shame this squirrel is better at basketball than me ð± https://t.co/YrRwOGi6HI
– John (@ChangeThisPlz) September 15, 2021
Well. Listen to me
Ratatouilleâ¦ but basketball – and it’s a park squirrel hiding in a guy.
Who’s ready to go pitch this with me? https://t.co/DiACajNVnD
– Jeremy Schaefer (@Jeremy_Schaef) September 15, 2021
Imagine your daughter calling you for 4 hours straight and trying to explain why you are not answering because you were playing basketball with a squirrel https://t.co/JqxhJtjPdd
– A threat (@ Channel6Khy) September 14, 2021
brother i think i have seen everything now at this point that taught this squirrel how to play basketball https://t.co/qqmzUBbqVG
– ÃÅB classic hood (@MatthewRivera__) September 14, 2021
Sandy said pass the rock! pic.twitter.com/dRnbrehUYj
– ZÃM (@damnzum) September 14, 2021
He really stopped and said:
“You won’t try to get this job, start it!” ” pic.twitter.com/ZteNtjSXlz
– Kuzan (@ FreezeF8) September 14, 2021
What if the reincarnation was real and it was one of their friends reincarnated as a squirrel
– cutoffgang (@ 808sAndYaYo) September 14, 2021
This squirrel is trying to let everyone know that it’s actually a human inside and they’re just playing
– Playboy X (@_Yoppie_) September 14, 2021
Bruh said pic.twitter.com/tt62nQVlSD
– 10/16 â FP KEN â¡ (@LiveDreamRelax) September 15, 2021
the ball bouncing so close to her increased my anxiety every time ð pic.twitter.com/gJe5OdKpV4
– It is not me. it’s you. (@AnisaJene) September 14, 2021