Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 1:59 pm  |  29 responses

Video: New Meets Old

The latest NBATV commercial.

While the NBA “Tour Bus” commercials have been a dud from the start, NBATV continues to provide dramatic spots between timeouts. Both old and new footage are mashed up to create what seems like a single, free-flowing game. There’s only one dunk, which is good–the game has become too centered around the highlight. This commercial gives an array ball fakes, lock-down defense, impressive dribbling, picture-perfect shooting and plenty of emotion. This truly is basketball at its heart. This is why the game will always and forever remain deeply etched in our hearts. (via Awful Annoucing)

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  • http://fdklsf.com Jukai

    Hey, nice!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Me like. Kinda similar to the new Jordan ad.

  • JP

    Gotta love that wide-eyed reaction from (Orlando) Shaq!

    And seeing JKidd in his first stint with the Mavs breaks my heart. Dallas’ relationship with him has been like dating the hottest girl in your high school for a week… then breaking up and not seeing her again until she’s middle-aged… but you marry her anyway. Then you’re stuck with her and it’s just not the same.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne


  • mike

    JP – real life experience?

  • http://trulyhoops.blogspot.com Collin

    i always love those commercials.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Gotta say Mike’s pissing me off that he won’t allow his image to show up in these commercials. Same thing with the free throw one earlier this month.

  • Jackie Moon

    I like it the way it is.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Jordan has always been an ass like that. Notice he’s not in any video games (Including NBA jam. Scottie and Ho Grant?) from like 1990-2000 or so (which also happen to be the years where I was actually playing video games) I think he’s in NBA street but I guarantee they payed out the ass for him in particular.

  • JP

    Ha! Real life experience as a Mavs fan (and one-time employee)… but not w/ my own marriage.

    btw… Steve Nash was that girl that no one knew was hot until she grew up a little. Dallas got her while on the rebound from JKidd. Then Nash gets too good for us and leaves. We realize we’re not that attractive anymore and “settle” for that middle-aged JKidd–all the while trying to fool people into thinking that we’re both still hot.

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  • WhaHuh

    For all the build up, I didnt think they chose good dunks for the climax. A poster a la LeBrons “dunk on the world” would have been better

  • thesubwayconnection

    Hilarious commenting JP. On point. And the commercial is, too.

  • Sko!

    that was beautiful, they let the tension build

  • riggs

    tbh the editing sucked and wouldve been more impressive if the passes were from new to old instead of just cut up clips

  • AyVee

    GREAT commercial. it had what like 3 possessions? they should have thrown some tough screens/blockouts/diving on the floor/etc though.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    its good

  • j-smoov 5

    Sweet commercial.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    SMH LeBron dunks it. Great nonetheless

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Oh wow. All those moments. Good job NBA. Oh and MJ? “Roster Player”?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    it’s nice, but i wish the plays were continous instead of repeating, like have Bird start to shoot and then switch to Pierce releasing a shot, instead of showing bird shooting, then pierce shooting again…

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    whahuh, DR’s “rocks the baby to sleep and slamdunk” isnt good enough? if that isnt good enough I dont know what is….

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  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Put the NBA Live 96 cassette in your Super Nintendo, fire it up, go to create player, type JORDAN and beepbeepbeep there he is, bald head, number 23, ratings, everything. Try the same with JABBAR, E. JOHNSON, BIRD and others.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    NBA LIVE 96…..Super Nintendo…….do you still have those in good condition, Hisham? That’s pretty fu*king cool if you do.

  • john

    amazing video!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    E: i have the super nintendo and nba live 96 wrapped in plastic somewhere in the attic. Have a hard time throwing stuff with memories away.ö

  • ThaRussian

    any time u can get a black-looking Jason Kidd rockin the fade its gonna be a good video