TAG: commercials

Video / Apr 17, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Must Watch: Kevin Durant As A Giant In New Sprint Ad

Kevin Durant

In his new commercial for Sprint, OKC’s 6-9 forward Kevin Durant plays a giant. The Lilliputian protagonist in the ad, Zach, asks the Giant Durant if he can join his family’s cell phone network. His mom says OK, but KD has to decline. Find out why. Read More »

Video / Apr 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

Hysterical New Foot Locker X adidas Ad Starring Damian Lillard: “No Rings”

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. Foot Locker)

Fresh off his recent extension with adidas, Blazers point guard Damian Lillard stars in a new commercial for Foot Locker entitled “No Rings.” In the spot, Dame tells a friend on the phone “the last thing I want to be is one of those guys that never won a ring.” Except, Chris Webber, Karl Malone, and NFL Hall of Famers LaDainian Tomlinson and Barry Sanders are barbecuing with Dame while he’s talking, and all of them take offense to the crack. Check out the priceless new spot after the jump. Read More »

Video / Mar 28, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Paul George Gatorade “Fierce” Ad Premiere

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Gatorade)

A new Gatorade ad campaign for their latest flavor, “Fierce,” includes a crazy commercial starring Paul George. With the well-known Onyx chorus for “Slam” blaring in the background, George rushes past his opponent with some fierce liquid — reminding us of T-1000 — trailing behind him. Read More »

Video / Mar 3, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Re-Enacts Iconic Role In “Airplane!” For Tourism Ad

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Robert Hayes

Shirley you must be joking! Wisconsin has filmed an ingenious ad campaign in an effort to attract more of a tourist trade to the land-locked state. They brought back the director, producer and stars of the 1980 comedy Airplane! in an attempt to woo summer visitors. In the spot, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is again helming the plane next to actor Pat Hayes as the co-captain’s Murdock and Ted Striker from the hysterical 1980 comedy. Read More »

instagram / Feb 14, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Nerlens Noel Remakes Anthony Davis’ Foot Locker Commercial

Nerlens Noel

Nerlens Noel (photo. Instagram/nerlensnoel3)

Since not every NBA player is in New Orleans, or every NBA writer (stupid weather), the vast majority of players have a mini vacation this weekend. Rookie Nerlens Noel went back to Lexington, Kentucky where he played a lone season of college ball. While in town, he spoofed a recent Anthony Davis Foot Locker commercial, and it’s a pretty accurate mock-up. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Stephen Curry’s New “In Motion” Ad

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (photo. Degree)

Despite being the son of NBA sharpshooter Dell Curry, Golden State point guard Stephen Curry was not heavily recruited coming out of high school. And despite a superlative career at Davidson, many thought his game wouldn’t translate to the pros. Now he’s been voted in as a starter in the 2014 All-Star Game. Crooner John Legend was enlisted to help direct the series of video shorts and ads for Degree Men tracking Steph’s remarkable journey. Check out the behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the first spot set to air during the 2014 NBA All-Star weekend. Read More »

Smack / Jan 31, 2014 / 10:30 am

New Foot Locker Ad: Anthony Davis Rejects Kid In His Driveway

Anthony Davis

We all did it as kids: counted down the seconds before we attempted a game-winning shot. If you were like us, we did this multiple times as we tried to make our buzzer-beater perfect. Did we do the announcers voices as it was happening? You betcha, and so did the kid starring in this new Foot Locker commercial. Except, Anthony Davis shows up right as the kid attempts his game-winner. Read More »

Video / Dec 25, 2013 / 5:18 pm

Red Bull X-Mas Debut Commercial: “Blake Griffin Stand Alone”

Blake Griffin

As we see the Blake Griffin working out around Southern California, his voiceover informs the viewer his parents worked two jobs growing up. Despite millions of dollars in endorsements and a lucrative NBA contract, Griffin still wants to work as hard as they did when they raised him. That’s the foundation of Griffin’s new commercial for Red Bull: “Blake Griffin Stand Alone.” Read More »

Video / Dec 25, 2013 / 3:38 pm

Chris Paul, Cliff Paul X-Mas Day Spot: “Heritage Of The Assist”

Chris Paul, Cliff Paul

Merry Christmas basketball fans. We’ve already completed the first Christmas Day game of the NBA’s quintuple-header, but we thought it might be nice to show you the new Chris Paul ad for State Farm. His long-lost twin brother, Cliff Paul, is back and they’re tracking the lineage of the assist through prior generations of the Paul family. Happy holidays! Read More »

Video / Dec 20, 2013 / 12:45 am

Rockets’ Chandler Parsons Rolls Around In Sand With Topless Model In New Jeans Ad

Chandler Parsons, Ashley Sky (photo. Buffalo David Bitton)

Chandler Parsons, Ashley Sky (photo. Buffalo David Bitton)

Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons seems to be enjoying himself in a new commercial for Buffalo Jeans with model/activist, Ashley Sky. Parsons is the face (and the body) of Buffalo Pro, the new marketing initiative targeting a male demographic by Buffalo David Bitton. Read More »