Kevin Garnett Archives
Good thing Stevie Wonder’s blind. He’d be crushed if he could see how the Lakers and Spurs are abandoning superstition. Whatever happened to not touching the championship trophy until you win it? No respect I tell ya.
Kobe’s molesting the Larry O’Brien trophy during photo shoots like a Colorado hote….ah that’s too easy. Meanwhile Kevin Garnett and Adidas are putting out special edition Team Signature Commander shoes for the NBA Finals.
Adidas will produce only eight pairs per game of this shoe to be sold at retail (as few as 28 and as many as 58, depending on the length of the Finals). One pair autographed by KG will be auctioned off on NBA.com after the Finals, with the proceeds going to NBA Cares community partners in the Boston area.
The shoe won’t be launched until October but Garnett plans to wear a pair with the LOB trophy on the side. It seems like he’s tempting fate but humping the trophy has to be much worse. Take note, sports books.
‘‘All season long it has been about we and not me, so as we head into the NBA Finals I wanted to do something special for the Boston community. That is why we came up with this limited edition shoe,’’ Garnett said in a statement. ‘‘Since day one, the fans of Boston have made me feel like family, so to do this and be able to give back to them is a great honor.’’
Auctioning off a pair of shoes should make KG as loved as Dave Roberts in Boston win or lose. The proceeds could surely feed a small African country like Djibouti or Uranus. We’re only playing. At least he’s doing something for the community unlike ODB.
This video below shows how Nike loves to help spread the NBA empire around the world…selling millions of pairs of shoes in the meantime. Although if they are trying to sell shoes, i’m not sure why Nike didn’t show the shoes in these ads. Maybe its because most the people who are watching this ad are doing so in the 2 hours of free time they have in between sleep and slaving away in some sweatshop. There is plenty of animated Garnett, Duncan, and J-Will to show why they are making the shoes and why they should buy them. I must say, that is some catchy hip hop they’ve created.
All in all, it kinda looks like a bad Saturday morning cartoon called like “Rappin’ NBA Baller Superheroes!” or something. Maybe this isn’t even an advertisement but a propaganda video shown inside their sweatshops motivating their employees to make shoes for these rapping superheroes.
From EBSnet forums