Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 4:36 pm  |  33 responses

Video: Amazing Playoff Moments

The latest Playoff spots have arrived!

We asked for more than Amazing. Here it is.

The black-and-white Playoff commercials were a simple way to relive some of the finest moments in recent Playoffs history. As hype as some of those spots are, they got sour quick. So here’s the cure. With masterful video editing, we’re taken from the lore and solitude of an empty stadium to a packed building with the decibels turned up to maximum. And it all disappears. We’re reminded that these moments are only a flash in history’s great time line. Emotions will come so quickly, so intensely, that we can never forget what we just witnessed.

Add some dramatic piano music, and its a wrap.

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  • Pauly Boy

    FIRST,,,,, I remember watching the lakers vs portland game on tv and I did not realize how bad pippen got crossed by kb8….great commercials

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    I love Dennis Johnson. I think he is one of the greatest two-way players of all-time. Oh, and Larry Bird is nice too.

  • Ken


  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    No Detroit love again!Wow I can’t believe Tayshaun Princes block on reggie miller or Ben Wallace on Shaq didnt get any recognition at all.I guess since were blue collar nobody cares about us.

  • http://courtsidebasketball.blogspot.com/ stu

    wow. jordan’s last bulls shot next please.

  • cramzy

    We gotta get a Reggie Miller knick killer spot immediately

  • cramzy

    oh yeah, the kobe/shaq spot is beautiful

  • cramzy

    oh yeah, and can we get that Allen Iverson steppin over Tyron Lue..am i the only that remembers that?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s35kBpvxfsc&feature=related James the balla

    Ya’ll hate on Kobe but check him out… sliiiiick!!

  • Babygab

    Wouah !!
    These spots are amazing ! Well done !

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    it similar to the same editing they’ve been doing on TNT isn’t it? Or is it ESPN…i know i’ve seen it this year..good stuff..

  • ab_40

    wow these new ones are nice the nba knows what they’re doing… except in miami that game 6 crowd was so damn LAME

  • Coach Master

    SLAM – where amazing vids happen!

  • Joseph

    Notice how Kobe tries to put out his hand for a high five after the play? Shaq ignoring it–cold as ice.

  • kwame

    technology is wayyyy beyond me…ha…

  • .

    Kobe wanted to high five shaq and did you see him totally miss him in order to get his seconds of glory running down the court?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    The Jordan “Last Shot” can stay with the older video editing tech, with only MJ in Bulls Road Red/fully colored, everything else is black and white. Or maybe the goal/rim/backboard get color too.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    I think I saw the Tayshaun on Reggie block before/during the Cavs Pistons series. But I guess they don’t run it now due to being knocked out?

  • KickFreak

    these videos are classic. no offense to tayshaun or any of those other guys you listed but they have a ways to go before becoming legends like bird kobe shaq jordan….and yes those teams are still in the playoffs.. your right. probably has somethin to do with it.

  • larrylegend

    best quote about the steal by bird from dj: 4 sure i layed it up and in…dj 4 hof!

  • http://www.ballislife.com/ Moose

    Those were sick.

  • anonymous

    I’m a Pistons fan and I’d LOVE to see one of those commercials with the Pistons on it (and I mean, the Pistons on the good side, not the wrong side) but I can’t complain if we won’t have one since the Pistons are already out.

    Amazing commercials, indeed.

  • WhaHuh

    Amazing cant happen at the bulls or pistons this year which is why they’re not included

  • http://slamonline.com B. Long

    I get chills everytime I see this play. One of the best moments of being a Laker fan for me as a kid.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    crazy editing. puts even more drama and perspective into these already dope clips. and damn, shaq left him hanging. what a dick

  • http://fjdklsf.com Jukai

    These are amazing. Too bad these playoffs suck.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Have they done Miller over Jordan, 3 ball yet? If not, then that should be their next one.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Or Allan Houston “rim to backboard and back” against Miami… One of my all time favorite plays.

  • ron

    it’s amazing

  • Diogo

    That crossover looked “stoppable”. But hey, it’s Kobe, and Pippen. I’d never realized, until now, that it was Isiah who screwed that pass up.

  • Sparker

    check out bird’s footwork to stay in bounds, using his opposite foot for balance. truly amazing.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi


  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    larry bird didnt do siht. isiah didnt see chuck daly telling him to take a to, and hurried the inbounds. a truly boneheaded move.