Old Video Footage Reveals That Mahershala Ali Played Division I Hoops In College Before Becoming A Two-Time Oscar Winner
What can't Mahershala Ali do?
From 1992 to 1996, Ali rocked the basketball court at Saint Mary's College, where he played NCAA Division I basketball.
The video, uncovered by ESPN, has been making viral rounds around the Twitter circuit.
Before becoming a two-time #Oscars winner, Mahershala Ali (then Gilmore) played D-I basketball at St. Mary's from 1… https://t.co/wrnsRDuTIR— ESPN (@ESPN) 1551061486.0
Mahershala Ali facts: - Academy Award winner - Former college hooper 👀 https://t.co/6Bc577yh1i— SB Nation (@SB Nation) 1551113830.0
Check this out. It's #Oscars winner #MahershalaAli, then known as Hershal Gilmore, playing for @saintmaryshoops vs.… https://t.co/QDRowBSeow— Derek Deis (@Derek Deis) 1551114461.0
And we don't really know things about basketball, but these people seem to think he was pretty great at that too:
From @collegebb_ref, Mahershala Ali's basketball stats from when he played for @smcgaels. https://t.co/afu6zcbzFO— Tim Whelan Jr. (@Tim Whelan Jr.) 1551062331.0
Mahershala Ali was ahead of his time. During his four seasons at St. Mary’s, he took 180 three-point attempts and 131 two-point attempts.— Andy Bailey (@Andy Bailey) 1551076492.0
Back when #GreenBook star Mahershala Ali had zero #Oscars in Summer 2016, he joined us in-studio and talked about h… https://t.co/GtRnwQasL0— Rich Eisen Show (@Rich Eisen Show) 1551117416.0
Oscar winner & True Detective star Mahershala Ali talks about playing AAU ball with JKidd & playing against Stevie… https://t.co/NJWumCWTCc— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼) 1547578348.0
This man walked on Earth filled to the brim with talent.
@espn @elmayimbe @TheUndefeated @WCCsports That dude definitely has the intensity and focus of an athlete— Peter (@Peter) 1551061861.0
@espn @TheUndefeated @WCCsports https://t.co/7k9tBwb9Mg— Todd Peterson (@Todd Peterson) 1551066108.0
@espn @Infieldathletic @TheUndefeated @WCCsports https://t.co/5cDgrhrUze— sheisgood (@sheisgood) 1551062268.0
He also apparently had a short stint as a rapper:
@dj_RTistic @espn @TheUndefeated @WCCsports @BSmith4Prez https://t.co/An1cRJJzVG— YNot (@YNot) 1551132309.0
@espn @JoshMacuga @TheUndefeated @WCCsports .....also a rapper known as Prince Ali from Hiero! https://t.co/SpYQITjCeZ— SSSS.g r e g ø r y j a m n 🍜 (@SSSS.g r e g ø r y j a m n 🍜) 1551062445.0
But honestly, what can't this man do?
Handsome, talented, academy awards...is he single?
Nah, he's also married to this gorgeous creature:
the artist Mahershala Ali & the artist Amatus Sami-Karim -- husband, wife and new parents -- looking like they step… https://t.co/EbBFNUA11b— moonflower / the iii. (@moonflower / the iii.) 1551144418.0
Also yay! Mahershala's wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, gets to see him win in person this time. She'd just given birth to… https://t.co/NDhKdryX2v— Natasha S. Alford 🇺🇸+🇵🇷✊🏾👩🏾💻🎥 (@Natasha S. Alford 🇺🇸+🇵🇷✊🏾👩🏾💻🎥) 1551061937.0
Mahershala Ali, with wife Amatus Sami-Karim, wore a black brocade pattern #ErmenegildoZegnaXXX tuxedo & a #BURRIS b… https://t.co/aWh3zaSXur— The Fashion Court (@The Fashion Court) 1551073586.0
I think @MahershalaAli's wife, @Amatus23, might be Best Dressed at the #Oscars this year. https://t.co/FEavxxdScT— Joey Lee (@Joey Lee) 1551066048.0
I mean Mahershala Ali and his wife Amatus-Sami Karim are royalty. Like have the level of peace and discernment that… https://t.co/z5nh0ze9eD— Ryan Jamaal Swain (@Ryan Jamaal Swain) 1551064456.0
So really, some people do have it all.