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Andrew Garfield shoots hoops with kids while dressed as Spidey

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When he’s not facing Electro or the Rhino, there are few things your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man enjoys more than playing basketball with a couple of local kids.

Taking a break from filming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York City’s Chinatown, star Andrew Garfield headed to a nearby basketball court — in full costume, no less — to take on two pint-sized opponents. And, as the video below shows, they may have gotten the better of him. (As the person who shot the video notes, Garfield’s co-star and girlfriend Emma Stone, aka Gwen Stacy, can also be seen in the video, with the dog.)

This of course isn’t the first time Garfield has popped up unexpectedly dressed as Spider-Man: He made a surprise appearance in a store-bought costume at Comic-Con International 2011, where he delivered a heartfelt speech about what the wall-crawler meant to him as a kid.

“Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger,” Garfield said. “He made me, Andrew, braver. He reassured me that by doing the right thing, it’s worth it, it’s worth the struggle, it’s worth the pain, it’s worth even the tears, the bruises and the blood. And I wouldn’t be able to stand here in front of you guys right now without feeling that Spider-Man was here with me, with his reassuring hand on my shoulder making sure I don’t fall over and concuss myself.”

(via the New York Daily News)