Top Gun is one of my favorite movies, and I never miss an opportunity to drop a reference to Maverick, Goose, or the rest of the pilots at Fighter Weapons School. Kyrie Irving provided me two such moments last night.
“Where did he go?” “Where’d who go?”
The Top Gun pilots are comparing their first aerial forays with flight instructor Jester when this exchange takes place:
Hollywood: Hell no, man. We got our butts kicked.
Wolfman: Thirty seconds. We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, “Where’d he go?” Hollywood says, “Where’d who go?”
Hollywood: Yeah, and he’s laughing at us, right on the radio, he’s laughing at us.
After this move from Kyrie Irving, we’re all laughing at Pablo Prigioni.
“I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by!”
In the aforementioned instructional dogfight, Maverick and Goose are being tailed by Jester and can’t shake him, when Maverick has a brilliant idea: “I’m gonna hit the brakes, he’ll fly right by.” He executes the maneuver and finds himself in the perfect position to take a shot. Kind of like what Irving did to Prigioni here:
Is it just me, or has Prigioni lost that love and feeling for Kyrie?
And for some more great scenes from Top Gun, check out this video: