With basketball in the Olympics in full swing, Jordan Brand has released their newest commercial ‘This Is Where It Starts’. The ad has a very global feel to it as it prominently features USA basketball and China basketball in the form of two kids watching the Olympics and being inspired to ‘rise above’ and become international superstars themselves. Enjoy and take in all the details in the ad just up above!
It’s the middle of June, the NBA season has ended, the draft has come and gone and free agency is starting to simmer down a bit. Let’s talk about the Olympics.
I’m sure everyone’s already heard that Kobe thinks this years Olympic team can beat the ’92 Dream Team but yesterday Michael Jordan replied and said he “absolutely laughed” when he heard Kobe’s comments. Charles Barkley said he just started laughing too. Jordan added, “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done.” Understandable for Jordan to say seeing as he is considered ‘The Greatest of All Time’. Larry Bird also had something to say, “They probably could. I haven’t played in 20 years and we’re all old now.” I lol’ed a little bit.
Then Kobe comes back with this gem. “He knows I’m a bad mother fucker. I’m not really tripping.” Kobe mother-fucker Bryant. Sorry Mario Chalmers, your nickname is now invalid.
In my last post, we got a glimpse of what Kyrie Irving could do and I told you to keep an eye on him. Once again though, Kobe ain’t scared.
This is why Kobe is amazing.
Even before watching the “Dream Team” documentary on NBATV this season I was so stoked for the 2012 Olympics. I mean who doesn’t love country on country sportsmanlike domination? It’s going to be absolutely amazing watching some of the world’s greatest players go head to head all trying to win the Tournament of the Five Rings (Sorry Game of Thrones on my mind).
So it seems like players are dropping out of the Olympics faster than people are proclaiming themselves the King’s of Westoros (last one I swear).
Derrick Rose, MVP last season, beast everywhere on the court. Out with a torn ACL.
Dwyane Wade, won his second ring this season playing Scottie Pippen to Lebron James. May require knee surgery this off-season.
LeMarcus Aldridge, probably the best power-forward in the league who isn’t white. Out with a hip inury.
Chauncey Billups, Big-Shot Billups, the Derek Fisher prototype for an Olympic team. Also out with a torn ACL.
Ricky Rubio, torn ACL, will not be able to play for Spain.
Tony Parker, got int a bar fight with Drake and Chris Brown, and almost lost a eye. Way to go TP.
Dwight Howard, possible best center in the league, definite little bitch. Out with a back injury.
It’s gotten so bad that Anthony Davis, the projected top pick for the season will be considered playing for the team. With only Tyson Chandler as the true big-man on the team, the USA will really have to be careful when playing teams that are fielding legitimate centers like Spain and the Gasol brothers.
Might as well bring back David Robinson, Clyde Drexler, and Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.