Giancarlo Esposito Recreates Iconic Scuffed Jordan 4 Scene From Spike Lee’s 'Do the Right Thing'

In a clip posted to Instagram, Esposito "reprised" his role as Buggin Out from the 1989 Spike Lee-directed classic.

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Giancarlo Esposito revisited his iconic character of Buggin Out for a surprise Instagram video posted on Monday (May 20).

In the video, where Esposito recites his lines from Do the Right Thing almost word-for-word, he's hyped up by his entourage, including shooting coach Chris Matthews, after internet personality Dan Rue scuffs his White Cement 4s with his bike.

"You almost knocked me down!" Esposito shouts in the clip below. "Not only did you almost knock me down, but you stepped on my brand new white Air Jordans that I just bought!"

"35years later, Buggin Out still getting his Jordan’s scuffed!! 🤣🤣🤣 Giancarlo Esposito is a living legend we don’t give his flowers to enough. We love you brother.👏🏾👏🏾," reads Matthews' caption.

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Spike Lee hit the comments to write, "And Dis Legendary Scene Still Rocks 35 Years Later. Love U G-Money💜💜💜."

Spike Lee's Instagram comment: "And Dis Legendary Scene Still Rocks 35 Years Later. Love U G-Money." 4,696 likes, 15 hours ago

The scuffed Jordan Cement 4s were given a tribute in 2017 to celebrate nearly 30 years of the critically acclaimed Spike Lee Joint, which was also given the filmmaker's first Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

The video is Esposito's latest instance of referencing his work with Lee, as the two shot a commercial for FIAT, which debuted at the beginning of this month.

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