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  1. "We wanted you to be who you said you'd be"

    Henry Abbott

    That's the burn. That's the line that packs the wallop. Check it out, some Clevelanders with video cameras have, unfortunately for LeBron James, answered the questions he raised in his most recent Nike commercial. At the crux, James asks: "Shou...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  2. The new LeBron James commercial

    Henry Abbott

    The world gave the situation a ton of emotion, and Nike's genius marketers use emotion like Van Gogh used paint. (Stunningly, masterfully, boldly ... at times maybe a little over the top.) If you haven't already seen it, you should watch now, beca...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  3. The new LeBron James commercial

    Henry Abbott

    The world gave the situation a ton of emotion, and Nike's genius marketers use emotion like Van Gogh used paint. (Stunningly, masterfully, boldly ... at times maybe a little over the top.) If you haven't already seen it, you should watch now, beca...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  4. Nike has a lot at stake in free agency

    Henry Abbott

    Even though David Stern says the meeting won't happen, there has been a lot of excitement about the idea of this summer's top NBA free agents discussing with each other where they might end up playing next season. There are all kinds of people in ...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A suggestion, via Twitter, that a Bryon Russell vs. Michael Jordan match may be in the works. LeBron James is coming to New York ... to promote the movie "More Than a Game." A Nike press release about the visit (taking place this Sunday), ...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  6. Puppets Still Kicking

    Henry Abbott

    Darren Rovell of CNBC has word that Nike will continue its LeBron James and Kobe Bryant puppet commercials through the Finals, even though the real James and his Cavaliers couldn't keep the appointment....

    Blog | June 03, 2009
  7. Counterfactual of the Day

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Maybe it's the calendar, but my mouse keeps drifting unintentionally toward baseball-related content. From Maury Brown at The Biz of Baseball: The NBA will be forever indebted to Nike for taking a dynamic North Ca...

    Blog | April 02, 2009
  8. Does Team USA Know the World is Flat?

    Henry Abbott

    Have you been watching the ongoing Team USA documentary "Road to Redemption?" (If not, you can catch up on Nike's website.) Watching the first two episodes, and then following recent action against Turkey and Lithuania, I have tremendous optimism tha...

    Blog | August 01, 2008
  9. Nike: Maybe That Ain't Right

    Henry Abbott

    Nike just e-mailed a statement about their Hyperdunk print campaign, which has been an ongoing topic on TrueHoop and other blogs this week: Nike is strongly opposed to discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting athletes regardle...

    Blog | July 25, 2008
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Who's ready to play in the NBA? Shan Foster is so ready he has burst into song.Larry Bird is starting to get famous.Team USA is announced. Nate Jones points out that it's a near clean sweep for athletes who wear the shoes of Nike or a subsidiary. Nik...

    Blog | June 23, 2008
  11. Italian Backboard, Meet Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Video I have never seen before, of Michael Jordan shattering a backboard onto the heads of competitors in a 1986 Nike exhibition game in Italy. A man named Juan Martin posted it to YouTube, and says he shot the video himself for Spanish television, a...

    Blog | April 23, 2008
  12. Steve Nash, Shattered

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Nash, budding filmmaker, runs the production company that made this cool video for Nike. Pretty promising little series, especially when you consider Amare Stoudemire's get-up. Also, it's Earth Day, and Nike is releasing more of those shoes mad...

    Blog | April 22, 2008
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Former coach with George Raveling's name is almost synonymous with "Nike influence in grassroots basketball." But once upon a time he was a young Villanova basketball player, and a volunteer security guard at the Lincoln Memorial when Martin Luther K...

    Blog | January 22, 2008
  14. About that Strange Quote from Nike's CEO Mark Parker

    Henry Abbott

    In the Wednesday bullets, I linked to a China Daily article by Zhao Rui which included this bizarre quote attributed to Nike CEO Mark Parker (talking about LeBron James): "I'm proud of watching him play. I'm mad about him," he said. "I think he is m...

    Blog | October 19, 2007
  15. Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nike released a Greg Oden shirt that says "the legacy continues" on the back, and it confused some people. What legacy? He played one year of college, and didn't win a title. (Portland's legacy?) A few weeks later, Oden became the latest in a line of...

    Blog | September 26, 2007
  16. Brian Berger: Durant Signs With Nike

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer Brian Berger of Sports Business Radio is reporting that Kevin Durant has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. Durant had been rumored to be leaning toward Nike for a while now, apparently against the wishes of both h...

    Blog | July 16, 2007