In the world of lame television commercials that we live with and suffer through in order to enjoy whatever it is we wish to follow, promoting anything and everything one can imagine, it is a truly a breath of fresh air to watch the NBA Official Basketball.
Granted there are a couple of them that are just so-so, but on the whole the NBA has got it right with these spots.
The terrific ones feature the Ball in some of the greatest plays in NBA Playoff history.
The sad thing about any incredible “did-you-see-that” performance on the court is that they are over in the blink of an eye. And, for those attending the game, depending on where they sit in the arena, some may not see it at all. For the NBA to place some of these feats in commercials is simply brilliant.
This one was over three decades ago with a superb effort by Philadelphia 76ers star Dr. J. (Julius Erving) playing the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals. Dr. J., in a Baseline Move, flies behind the rim, Official Basketball clutched in his outstretched hand, hanging way out of bounds, and then swoops the Ball around and in the bucket with a reverse layup.
This next one features Los Angeles Lakers longtime standout in the clutch Derek Fisher, scoring a game-winning all net jumper against the San Antonio Spurs from an in-bounds pass with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock.
What a tribute the NBA has done to highlight such extraordinary action in these short clips.
Over For Now.
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