There have been many spoofs and responses to LeBron James‘ Nike commercial, “Rise”. Some have been incredibly funny and perfectly fitting. But NONE are as good as this one. Michael Jordan, a true champion and legend weighs in on today’s players and specifically targets LeBron James (or at least this video makes it appear that way).
This video is edited by a fan to fit within LeBron James‘ “Rise” commercial that came out a month or so ago. It is very well done and fits great with the original commercial. Both videos, the original or the fan edit, are incredible. Jordan’s comments, although from 2008, are completely accurate when you take at look at the current state of the game and the attitude and entitlement of the current players, namely LeBron James.
Take a look and enjoy. It’s DEAD ON!
This is the original commercial where Jordan is addressing some young players at a camp. Even though it’s generally targeted in this commercial, LeBron James is the biggest name in the game and is the one most guilty of the things Jordan discusses. Who knows, maybe Jordan was targeting LeBron way back then and no one could see it because LeBron had everyone completely fooled until this summer.
We all saw how much it hurt LeBron when his idols (Jordan, Magic, Barkely) took tiny shots at him earlier in the summer. LeBron thought it would be a good idea to take a couple shots back at them in his “Rise” commercial when he targeted Barkley and Jordan specifically.
MJ has to be absolutely disgusted with the current state of the game and the current “stars”. It’s clear that no one who isn’t named Kobe Bryant in the NBA can even sniff Jordan’s greatness and even Kobe is a LONG way off. The current “stars” in the NBA are soft and are honestly a disgrace to the game.
They want to talk about “chilling” instead of working hard and “having fun” when Jordan was killing himself so he could dominate on the court and in crunch time. They want to have a party with smoke and club music and mock the rest of the NBA by declaring themselves champions for the next 8 years. They want to disrespect the game and the league by saying how easy it will be to win in Miami that Pat Riley could go out there today and run the point.
Jordan’s comments are dated, but are completely accurate when applied to today’s players (especially LeBron) and the state of the game. I’m honestly surprised Jordan hasn’t spoken out yet in response to LeBron’s commercial taking a shot at him and in response to the way he’s disgracing the game.
Jordan has never been one to hold back and who knows, maybe he’ll give us something to talk about one of these days by crushing LeBron and other current “stars”.