On Thursday, I posted this video of Michael Jordan responding to LeBron’s Nike “Rise” commercial asking fans, “What should I do” after the basketball star left Cleveland. The Jordan commercial was titled, “Maybe You Should Rise,” and pretty bad @$$.
It was one of the most epic Z-snaps between the Jordan LeBron rivalry. Jordan’s video quickly became one of the TJC most popular posts and generated more than half a million views in just four days on YouTube.
Both commercials were for Nike, making us question the validity of the Jordan commercial… but we were blinded with excitement that the greatest basketball player of all-time was calling out the self-proclaimed king.
That was until Miami Heat beat writer confirmed our suspicions. Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentiniel tweeted:
YouTube Jordan-LeBron commercial a spoof. Another example of anything goes social-media age. Jumpman vs. Nike simply not going to happen.
The video was created by fan Tom Hinueber, and the Jordan audio is from an old Air Jordan’s commercial. Nice job Tom && #TEAMJORDAN. To follow thejerseychaser.com on Twitter click here!