Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 4:05 pm  |  18 responses

Video: NBA Playoffs Promo

With the playoffs rapidly approaching, the NBA is back on its grind, getting fans around the globe excited with their world-class commercials. From the NBA: “First Hand” is the 2011 Playoffs and The Finals creative campaign. It is designed to showcase the contagious excitement, intensity, and energy of the world’s most dynamic game. Elevating the Finals as the pinnacle of achievement in theworld of basketball, the campaign will shift gears for “The Finals,” where the basketballs from legendary plays will interview two of the greatest players to ever have played the game. The Finals TV spots will focus on the theme of heritage as shown through the point-of-view of past champions. The ads will run from April 12th-June 15, and will air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.

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  • bashmo

    I think 2009 Playoffs promo wit Kanye in the background was the best in recent years…but thats just me

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Is it weird that everyone of these teams will be gone by or before the second round?

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I miss the kobe and bron commercials

  • Sparker


  • D12FSU

    ball dont lie……why would you promote jeff teague???

  • http://jojo.com Max

    I miss the “Amazing” days to Bashmo

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    cosign bashmo….those made my life…these are alright though.

  • jay

    @Eboy they just wanted to give them some shine before they were eliminated

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    druuuuug dealin just to get by

  • matt

    even though i’m not a Pistons fan I remember the commercial where amazing happens when he hits a jumper, crowd is wild and he gives some fans high fives.

  • http://slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Ahh yes.. I always thought the basketball in my closet should sound like a giant middle-aged black man as well.

  • Jono

    just bring back the amazing ads. you’ve stuck with the where amazing happens slogan anyway.

  • NJ4Life

    Best ad by FAR was Spike Lee’s “What is Drama?” for the 2003 playoffs on TNT. Look it up if you don’t know, it’s worth it.

  • Heals


  • J.C.

    Kinda like that they used teams and athletes outside of the big marquee names like Kobe and Bron etc. Good to see them showing the casual fans that some of the lesser-known teams can be just as exciting to watch in the Playoffs.

  • jarrett

    uh wha? that some weak crap there

  • Shifty

    The Amazing ads, were amazing, can’t beat Kanye’s music playing in the background

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I second Nicholas 100%