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Barney's Beanery

June 04, 2010 13:41 ET

But Can He Beat Kobe? Barney's Beanery Busboy Beats LeBron James, Takes on NBA's Hottest Players in Jimmy Kimmel's Pop-a-Shot Challenge

After Trouncing James 70-42, Pop-a-Shot Phenom Ricardo Reyes Will Return to ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" Special Sunday to Challenge Charles Barkley

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2010) -  Perhaps it's those steady free throws or he's just a good ball handler. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynWb34L-Qn8. Most likely it's all that practice time during his breaks from bussing tables at Barney's Beanery. Whatever his secret is... Ricardo Reyes, fresh from walloping Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James, 70-42, returns to ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night" after Championship Game 2 to meet his next challenger: Charles Barkley. 

In what might seem like the ultimate fantasy challenge, the 40-year-old Reyes has been unbeatable at this half size basketball game featuring a half-size basketball and basket which he plays during his breaks from busing tables at the rowdy Barney's Beanery roadhouse in West Hollywood. Upon witnessing Reyes in front of the Pop-a-Shot hoop shooting five footers, the writing crew from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show realized the hot talent -- maybe even against NBA players? "We actually have customers come in and ask if they can play Ricardo while he's busing tables," said David Houston, owner of Barney's Beanery. "I'm stunned but actually not surprised that he beat Lebron given that he's won all challenges so far!"

"Challenge Ricardo" Viewing Party Sunday 
For those who think they can beat the champ, Barney's Beanery is holding a Championship Game Viewing Party in West Hollywood on Sunday, June 6, where customers will be offered the opportunity to go up against Reyes. Game 2 will be featured on all the restaurant's several dozen television screens and, while enjoying special discounts on food and beverages, customers will be given a chance to challenge Reyes and win prizes throughout the evening.

Barney's Beanery is located in West Hollywood at 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood; (323) 654-2287. www.barneysbeanery.com 

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