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  • Arcade Fire @ Place des Festivals, Montreal, 9/22/2011
Tags: , / Credit: Susan Moss at Montreal Buzz
Arcade Fire

UPDATE: Susan Moss of Montreal Buzz took photos of last night’s free outdoor performance; 100,000 people turned up.

Arcade Fire co-leader Win Butler has never been shy about making basketball references from the stage. And who could forget the 2007 saga surrounding “Arcade Fire Stole My Basketball”? Rumors have long circulated that Butler’s a beast on the court himself. Now, we have evidence that those rumors are true. Win recently played in a Toronto charity tournament, sharing the court with a few actual professional players, and came out looking pretty good! In the video below, we learn that he beat active San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner in a three-point contest, and his quick little highlight reel also looks pretty nice. Butler appears to have a decent handle, a good arc on his jumper, and more hustle than an actual honest-to-god rock star should ever need to have. Observe:

(via The Score)

Too bad about Bonner utterly demolishing him in that final game. But there are professional basketball players, and then there are the rest of us.

Comments (10)
  1. Woah, he’s good.

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  3. as a charity fund raiser game, it was taken quite seriously and Win has some serious skills, if he ever fails at music he could coach b-ball.

  4. I thought “basket ball” was a track that didn’t make it onto The Suburbs.

  5. remember when he supposedly stole that random guys basketball?

  6. That video made me like Win about 100 times more… until the last minute when he came off as a total douche. I wish I had not seen the video.

  7. for people who doesn’t know matt bonner is one of the best 3 point shooters in the nba

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