November 24, 2010
Immensely rich and famous human being LeBron James made his "Decision" to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in July, alienating so many people in the process – especially in Ohio – that he was forced to shoot a self-pitying Nike ad in a vain (in every sense of the word) attempt to win back some portion of his adoring public. A noxious turn, all in all.
On the bright side, though, the annoying "Rise" spot did inspire this parody by senior Ohio State receiver Dane Sanzenbacher. And if Sanzenbacher and friends inspire a few more people to sign up as organ donors, well, that's a net win in the end:
OK, so not everyone can have Swoosh-worthy production values. But a little sincerity makes up for a lot.
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