Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Best of the NBA Commercials

Over the years the NBA, its players, and their advertisers have run some great TV commercials. Here's a look at some of the funnier and more memorable NBA player commercials from recent times and years past.

It's Gotta Be the Shoes (Nike)

Mars Blackman (Spike Lee) discusses what makes basketball player Air Jordan so great. View Video here

Nothin' But Net (McDonald's)

Jordan vs. Bird in a classic shootout over a Big Mac. The two try to come up with the craziest trick shots imaginable. Bird gives just one rule to Jordan.

View Video here

Anfernee Hardaway & Lil' Penny (Nike)

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There were quite a few of these and they mostly showcased Anfernee Hardaway's buddy Lil' Penny's love for basketball, partying and Tyra Banks. Lil' Penny is voiced by the hilarious Chris Rock.

Lil Penny dreams of Tyra

Outdoor bball game, Tyra

Lil Penny & Spike Lee

Also see the Intro Skit: 1996 Playoffs Bulls vs. Magic

D-Wade & Barkley Fave 5 (T-Mobile)

wade barkley t mobile

Dwyane Wade and Charles Barkley eat poolside, with Wade explaining why he should be included in Barkley's fave 5 for his T-Mobile phone.

View the Wade Barkley Youtube video

Barkley & D-Wade Golfing

The Lebrons - Swimming Pool - Nike

the lebrons lebron james nike ad

Lebron pulls off an Eddie Murphy Nutty Professor type performance as he plays the roles of each of the Lebrons. This ad shows the suave Lebron taking a dive into the pool with the other Lebron's chillin'.

Watch the Lebrons ad on YouTube.

Also see:

Shaq Plays H-O-R-S-E

The Jordan XX3 Ad

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