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Michael Jordan, rapper Drake star in NBA 2K12 ad

Posted on: September 30, 2011 1:53 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

The following commercial for the video game NBA 2K12 isn't exactly basketball discourse at its finest, but it's guaranteed to get people talking. The premise: Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, the rapper Drake, and fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks debate which NBA team was the greatest of all time.  

"Today's Miami Heat plays above the rim," Drake argues. "Larry Bird couldn't even reach the rim."

Later, he elaborates: "South Beach is king."

Cut to a shot of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban clutching his Larry O'Brien trophy and the pay off line, delivered by Jordan: "I let my ring do my talking."

In case you were wondering, Jordan names the 1996 Bulls as the greatest team ever. That year, the Bulls went 72-10 in the regular season, setting an NBA record for wins, and 15-3 in the postseason, defeating the Seattle SuperSonics in six games to win the title. Jordan averaged 30.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.2 steals and shot 49.5% from the field on his way to his fourth ring.

Here's the video courtesy of YouTube user FreshpointsTV.



Hat tip: IAmAGM.com.
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