Game of street hoops on busy Houston roadway?

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- As if Houston traffic isn't bad enough, a viral video captured two guys playing a game of basketball on one of our busiest roads.

They're on the I-45 feeder at Broadway as traffic built up around them. A few drivers even swerved around the game, just barely missing them.
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Video posted to Instagram shows the hoops game in the middle of the road.

Houston police are aware of the video, and are looking into it.

"That was not funny. My heart literally dropped, that was so scary. That was horrible," said Lovie Williams who works nearby.

"They need to stop," added Maurice Edwards. "You don't do things like that."

We spoke exclusively to the man responsible for the videos. We agreed not to air his full name, but you can check him out on Instagram as @MyHouseIsDirty. His cousin, who is also in the video, is on Instagram as @ISaleFoodStamps.

"I don't think it's OK, but I think it's funny," he said. "I apologize from the heart. I wasn't here to hurt nobody."

He and his cousin shot the video on Tuesday, May 31. What you saw was actually their second try at a viral video.

"Some guy ran over the goal and drug it for maybe like ten seconds," he said. "We had to run and chase him down and luckily somehow it went over. We got to recover it."

His Instagram page has hundreds of prank videos. In one, he's riding a bike down busy Highway 610 with his cousin on the handlebars. They do cartwheels and pour drinks on the highway.

And it's not just highways hijinks.

Just Tuesday, he shut down a Popeye's drive-thru and started selling his own chicken.

We decided to read him some of the comments on social media.

Reporter: "Some people say you're inconsiderate; some people say you're stupid; some people say they can't believe you weren't ran over. What would you say to that?"
He answered: "I don't believe everything they say. I'm not going to disrespect them and go back and forth."

He says he doesn't want to be a role model. He's just a guy having fun.

This isn't the first time Houston traffic has been stopped by bizarre behavior. Last December, Vidal Valladares had the Gulf Freeway shut down so he could propose to his girlfriend! He was later charged with obstruction of highway.
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