WATCH - Gareth Bale the basketball master

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Bale turns his hand to basketball
Bale turns his hand to basketball

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale proved he was a free-kick master for Wales in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday - and now it seems he has mastered the art of basketball.

Bale scored twice as Wales edged closer to the Euro 2016 finals with a 3-0 win in Israel and even though he has not enjoyed his best season at Real Madrid, the smiles were etched onto his face as he took to the basketball court.

The Welshman posted a Twitter clip of himself volleying a football into a basketball hoop following NBA London in January and he was subsequently invited to try the famous half-court challenge by NBA UK and he duly accepted.

As tends to be the way with these annoying talented sportsmen, it turns out Bale is a basketball genius as well, as he showed in these clips.

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