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Caron Butler in the urban jungle

"Hey Dan," read the e-mail from Reader Matt. "Do you know where to find a video of the Caron Butler commercial that they run on Comcast during games this year?"

This is now a full-service Wizards blog, so here you go, Matt. Special bonus: the Antawn Jamison video, from the same series, after the jump.

And here's the bonus question: where is Caron walking during the gritty urban jungle portion of this ad? Come on, D.C. people, impress me with your knowledge.

By Dan Steinberg  |  November 19, 2009; 12:14 PM ET
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Appears to be K Street underneath Whitehurst Freeway on the mean streets of Georgetown to me.

Posted by: DCHead1 | November 19, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Yes Caron's definately on k street. Now Dan, betya dont know where antawn is...He's at Stead rec center off of 17th st...I used to ball there regularly.

Posted by: bbachrac | November 19, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

DCHead is correct. The hoop is set dressing.

Posted by: stantonpark | November 19, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I think he might be referring to the one that looks similar but it has shots of Caron working out in his Uconn shooting shirt and all dappered up with some cuff links giving someone dap and then tying his shoes at his locker and a promo for the Date Night or whatever it is. I've been trying to find that one too. If he isn't referring to it, then I am; find it Dan/bog. Caron looks like a superhero in it.

Posted by: CKfromVAinGA | November 19, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

My bad, I don't know if they run it on Comcast but they definitely run it at the games on the jumbotron.

Posted by: CKfromVAinGA | November 19, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

That same spot also represented the nitty-gritty of DC in the stunning, Oscar-worthy recent Russell Crowe vehicle "State of Play."

If a location is within 20 yards of a place where you can rent kayaks and put into the Potomac, it is neither rough nor representative of inner-city DC. But apparently it is perfect for film shoots.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 19, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I think that's just because moron filmmakers think that every rough part of every city in America looks like NYC or Chicago with all the highways and elevated trains. That stretch of K Street is one of the only spots like that in DC so they keep going back to it even though it's one of the highest-rent places in the whole city.

Posted by: gocaps2 | November 19, 2009 1:49 PM | Report abuse

That is spot on, gocaps. It's all about Whitehurst. (For a different reason, the other "side" of Whitehurst just above the Caron-spot was also used in another DC movie. Anyone, anyone?)

You don't have to be very old to remember when that area - despite being relatively high-rent - was truly grittier. Pre-Harbor/Ritz/theater development, DC used to park its trash trucks along the Potomac there and the Bayou competed with 9:30 as the city's best club. Funny that the area is now used to represent mean streets.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 19, 2009 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I guess it would have been too gritty to play on the actual basketball court under the SE/SW Freeway.

Posted by: Grooven | November 19, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

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