Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Academy Award in 1997 for his role as professional football player in “Jerry Maguire,” and now he’s now taking his athleticism from the field to the ice.
During an intermission of a Chicago Blackhawks exhibition game on Tuesday night, Gooding, Jr. competed in a “Shoot the Puck” competition, putting on his best performance to score on goal.
After missing his first and second attempts, Gooding, Jr. sank the third shot and began a wild celebration that was reminiscent of his excitement at the Oscars, which culminated in the actor stripping of in front of thousands of fans.
Gooding, Jr. was in Chicago shooting the upcoming Fox series “Empire,” co-starring Terrence Howard.
While better known for his acting than his hockey skills, Cuba has played for producer Jerry Bruckheimer‘s Hollywood hockey league, nicknamed the “Bad Boys,” for a number of years.
After his latest flesh-baring performance performance, a role in “Magic Mike XXL” might soon be in the cards for Gooding, Jr.
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