Had to show love to the new Jumpman commercial, especially after seeing some cool behind the scenes on Snapchat just a few weeks ago when they shot it in L.A.. The final product, highlighting the new and very sleek Jordan Super.Fly 4, is a hilarious 2 minute spot that pits Blake Griffin vs. Marvin the Martian in an intergalactic dunk contest. Blake’s sidekick Dr. Drain comes back and between both of them the trash they talk or Blake’s deadpan humor are perfect. Bugs Bunny even makes a cameo in the Jon Favreau-directed commercial (yeah!)
From the entire concept to the little things, this one’s well worth your time because the 2 full minutes won’t make your televisions. Plus, head on over to SI who has an in-depth behind the scenes recap, including how Blake’s brother Taylor was his stunt double and Blake’s lifetime obsession with Space Jam.
BONUS: Taiwanese animators are at it again with a spot on James Harden’s $200m offer from adidas yesterday. These are always great.
Night 2 of the Playoffs was highlighted by Game 1 of the Clippers-Spurs series that felt more like a Game 7. The execution and pace of play were the most quality of the weekend and it was CP3 & Blake Griffin who led the Clips to victory 107-92. Paul was magnificent with 32 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST and Griffin adding 26 PTS, 12 REB and 3 DUNKS on Aron Baynes. Whoo.
Relevant: The 2:05 mark of one of my favorite jams to drop in the past month.
Honorable Mention (for highlight of the day): Kyrie Irving shaking and baking to beat the first half buzzer.
Just one of the many quotables from Blake Griffin & Chris Paul as their new Adult Swim comedy sketch series hits its 2nd week in equally hilarious fashion as the premiere. New Jordan Brand athlete, Jabari Parker cameos… and then gets treated like a rook.
Hmm, maybe hometown Chicago Bull and fellow new Jumpman athlete, Jimmy Butler could cameo in a future episode too? Speculation aside… this was me while I was watching above.
Last night, Blake Griffin became the 2nd NBA All-Star on Conan in the past week (following Damian Lillard) and he visualized what he discussed in a revealing article on Derek Jeter’s new Player’s Tribune site about going to an All-White Party (attire-wise) with then Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Also, he and Conan try to remedy his “dunk face”. Ha! Both videos an easy, entertaining look.