Did Glaceau VitaminWater jump the gun with its recent advertising campaign? Sure, Kobe and LeBron is the new hot rivalry in the NBA. But was this ad displayed too soon? Not only does this commercial feature inexcusably horrible dialogue, but it is now basically irrelevant with the Magic eliminating the Cavs from the NBA playoffs. Yes, Kobe and LeBron will go at it again next year. But hey, Glaceau – anyway you can get Dwight Howard in there for LeBron? I’d even settle for some Turkoglu action!
And Nike, you aren’t off the hook either, but I have already went at you in the last post. (See below).
When it is playoff time in a professional league, there is an unwritten law between sports gamers. If I hop into an online game and choose a team involved in a current playoff matchup, I expect my opponent to get the hint and choose the appropriate team also involved in the real life contest. This weekend, if I go Magic, my opponent goes Cavs. If I go Man U, my opponent goes Barcelona. It’s a beautiful understanding I have noticed between hardcore sports gamers. I mean, we are talking about the playoffs. Yes, Jim Mora, PLAYOFFS!
Star in video games. No holding out of the NBA Players Union or basketball video games due to having your own license. I grew up idolizing Jordan, but was disappointed when I could not play with him in multiple iterations of basketball video games. While MJ popped in and out of editions of NBA Live, NBA Street, and let’s not forget, Space Jam (the video game), LeBron has consistently remained in every NBA-licensed basketball title released during his young and blossoming-by-the-minute career. Thanks, LeBron. Oh and thank you for this as well:
I found this in my inbox today and had to post it. I might have to become a Cavs fan until Lebron arrives here in New York. Enjoy.