Friday, May 22, 2009
Lebron, Have You Seen My Three Championship Rings??
Once again, Chit-Chat Sports is derailed by the ever so reliable Mr. Skowronski. I've asked this dude three times for his article on the Yankees and the state of baseball but he has yet to deliver. I can't blame him too much because he is busy this week graduating from Rutgers. But as rule number 74 from Wedding Crashers states: No Excuses, Play Like a Champion.
So now I'm going to come on and show you something a little off topic but it is truly hysterical. In fact, I want to meet the guy who came up with the idea for these three commercials/videos you are about to see.
Disclaimer: If you haven't seen these then you are lost in this world and need to be watching more Inside the NBA or NBA Playoffs in general.
Every year Nike comes out with a new type of basketball commercial during the NBA Playoffs. And we all remember these. The Dr. Funk commercials with Vince Carter as Dr. Funk. All Time classic. They then switched to the basketball commercials that pit the NBA's best stars in with the best street stars to create a Nike Basketball Freestyle Beat. These commercials had every major star from the NBA in them form Darius Miles to Kevin Garnett, to Rasheed Wallace, to Jason Williams to Baron Davis. These easily became my favorite Nike Basketball Commercials. And then LeBron James entered the league.
The next set of commercials were a collaboration of different versions of LeBron james called, "The LeBrons." These were the funniest of the three so far and quickly becoming my favorite. It featured various forms of "LeBron." You had Old LeBron, Junior LeBron, LeBron, and Pretty Boy LeBron. Everyone one of the commercials is truly hysterical and I didn't think that Nike would outdo themselves until now
If you haven't seen these commercials yet or understand the premise behind them then you've come to the right place. The newest commercials are called the MVP's. But the P stands for Puppets. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are the stars of this commercial, in puppet form. Kobe won the MVP award last year, and LeBron is the current MVP.
The three commercials (so far) are absolutely hysterical. They are epitomizing the relationship between Kobe and LeBron and the public opinion of the two superstars, as they are regarded as the two best players on the planet. LeBron was always, in a sense, in the shadows of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Now that LeBron has, in my opinion, surpassed Kobe as the better of the two, Nike Basketball is trying to promote the great debate, Kobe vs. LeBron.
The commercials represent the general opinion regarding the two. Kobe is the veteran superstar with the three championship rings and potentially on his way to the downside of his career. LeBron is the King. The new blood. The new style. The new breed. He has power, speed, athleticism, size, killer instinct, and now motivation. Oh I also forgot...He's 24.
So the commercials have Kobe and LeBron making fun of each other and taking comical jabs at their respective traits. In one of the commercials Kobe is asking LeBron, "LeBron, Have you seen my THREE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS?" Kobe is trying to jab at LeBron for not having won one yet and telling LeBron that he has to be hungry. In another commercial LeBron is dancing around throwing powder all over the place as he his energetic for the playoffs. Where Kobe is quietly trying to rest himself for the playoffs.
If you haven't gotten a chance to see them, you are completely missing out on some of the best Nike Basketball commercials I've ever seen. They might even be in the top 5 commercials of all time, I don't know yet. But Here are the three must see videos, and keep reading the blog daily!!
LeBron is excited for the playoffs by throwing Powder everywhere.
Kobe is trying to poke fun at LeBron for Kobe having 3 Championships.
LeBron is trying to watch game film but is interrupted by a Kobe special announcement.