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I got this from Both Teams Played Hard (the name of the website taken from an infamous Rasheed Wallace quote). They compiled the best 50 NBA Commercials available on YouTube. A couple of things stand out about this commercial. Three actually.
It holds up pretty well over time. I got the same chills watching it this time around as I did the first time I saw it. And I even remember thinking that homeboy in the red doesn’t really belong in the piece at all. What does he really do other than dance? I could do that!
The second is that this definitely needs to be higher on the list than what it was. I think it cracked the top ten but I’m thinking top 3, easy.
The third is that I can’t think of a better way to represent hip-hop without showing a single MC, DJ, or tagger.