Popular YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le fired some not-so-subtle shots toward social media star Jake Paul during the Ace Family charity basketball event, which threw down on January 11.
RiceGum faced off against Paul and other internet celebs in a test of skill to determine who would win a whopping $100,000 for charity of their choice. In order to take the prize, the YouTubers had to be the first contestant to make ten baskets in a row without dropping a shot - which proved to be quite a feat for those participating in the challenge.
Jake Paul ended up scoring the second seat in the lineup - which placed him right next to RiceGum’s spot on the court. RiceGum commented on their close proximity during his vlog of the experience, where he threw some playful shade toward Paul.
“I don’t know why he put me next to this guy,” RiceGum said of Ace Family patriarch Austin McBroom’s methods, after which the camera cut to a closeup of Paul distractedly looking into the camera.
“Jake Paul - did you do this on purpose?” McBroom teased over the mic.
Despite McBroom’s teasing, the two YouTube rivals were seen making friendly conversation shortly thereafter, after which RiceGum found himself out of the running upon missing a shot in the lineup.
In the end, none of the invited YouTubers completed the challenge; McBroom’s buddy took the prize after being gifted an honorary spot in the competition, managing to make all ten shots thanks to his career in college basketball.
The Ace Family themselves were recently in the news due to a controversial video, in which McBroom purchased a phallic lollipop for his toddler from a Spencer’s store in early January.