Watch NBA Players Try Sim Racing at CES


The NBA lifestyle can commonly be associated with fast cars, but what happens when you put them behind the wheel of a racing simulator? According to this video from the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, laughter!

I will admit, I never had the thought of what would happen if 7’1″ (2.16 meters) Shaquille O’Neil tried to squeeze into a Playseat Formula cockpit, but now we know! This was definitely an interesting watch, and we got to see some of the best players in the NBA show they’re not good at EVERYTHING (well, we already knew that because of Michael Jordan’s baseball career).

The NBA stars, which also included Charles Barkley, took to the Vegas race circuit, as seen in the Visa Vegas E-Race. They were also using the Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER wheel, with a two-pedal version of the T3PA pedals. The race from the get-go was eerily reminiscent of public lobby racing, with some drivers even jumping the start! Then they reached the first turn and… …well, I’ll let you see for yourself!

This was definitely a fun watch, and I got some good laughs out of it! What were your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below!