Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so.
The brilliant production team at TNT played the chill-inducing promotion below before the league kicked-off its lockout-shortened 2011-2012 season on Christmas day. We vividly remember seeing it for the first time, and you surely do, too:
It’s our favorite NBA commercial ever made.
And amazingly, the supremely talented folks at Slamdunk Mixmakin just did it one better. In an updated and extended version of “Forever,” they take you on an emotional five-minute minute odyssey through league history, seamlessly linking basketball’s best moments and players from yesterday with those of today and tomorrow:
We love this league. It really is “More Than A Game.”
What do you think?
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