The Conference Finals have tipped off but that isn’t stopping the NBA from getting its fans ready for the upcoming Finals round with an incredible look back at some championship moments of yesteryear.
In their new TV spot that will debut tonight on TNT during Game 1 of the Cavaliers vs. Hawks Eastern Conference Finals, Grammy/Academy Award winner Common narrates some of the greatest endings in NBA Finals history. The commercial is directed by Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow and features archival footage from more than a dozen NBA Finals. There’s Ray Allen’s iconic shot against the Spurs in 2013, Michael Jordan’s change of hands during the ’91 Finals against Magic Johnson and the Lakers, Jerry West’s halfcourt buzzer-beater during the 1970 Finals and much much more.
The Finals begin on June 4 at 9 p.m EST. on ABC.