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Nike Puppet Re-Mix

I'm not sure if you had a chance to see it, but somebody -- probably an Orlando Magic fan -- has already taken his own spin on the popular (but likely soon to be defunct) Nike puppet commercials. I'll show you the original version where LeBron and Kobe have to baby sit a kid named Lil Dez for their neighber, Mrs. Lewis. The original version made me chuckle, but the second version pokes fun at LeBron. Since Wizards fans already expressed their pleasure in seeing Cleveland eliminated, I thought you might have a good laugh with the alternative version.

Original Version:

Alternative Version:

By Michael Lee  |  June 2, 2009; 3:28 PM ET
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L O L!!

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | June 2, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: jonathan30033 | June 2, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Very funny!

Posted by: tundey | June 2, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Even the original has a smidgen of truth: crab dribble.

Posted by: tundey | June 2, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

That's not a Kobe puppet. It's Hedo Turkoglu with a deep tan. And the events pictured are not from the present day. It's 15 years in the future and LeBron and Hedo are both retired.

Posted by: yop32 | June 2, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

That ... is ... HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: CDon | June 2, 2009 5:49 PM | Report abuse

funniest thing EVER!!

Posted by: cedric_lockhart | June 2, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

This is great! Funny!!

Posted by: washwiz | June 2, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Saw it yesterday! Loved it!

Thanks for showing it to the masses.

Posted by: ivyleague | June 3, 2009 7:18 AM | Report abuse

Adidas is slow. They should have already had a puppet commercial out with Dwight Howard featured.

Posted by: original_mark | June 3, 2009 8:21 AM | Report abuse

One note on the draft for our Wiz...
Too often, teams ignore college production and focus on potential. A good example is a guy like Jameer Nelson. He fell to 24 in the 2004 draft and was actually traded for a first round pick in the 2005 draft.

Funny thing is, we were involved in that deal. Here are the details...

On June 24, 2004, Denver acquired Washington's first-round draft pick from Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Jameer Nelson. Previously, Orlando acquired a 2005 first-round draft pick and Laron Profit on August 1, 2001 from Washington in exchange for Brendan Haywood. Denver used the 20th pick to draft Julius Hodge.

You think Denver would mind having a young all star pg right now instead of getting Julius Hodge? They wouldn't have had to get AI or Chauncey if they'd kept Jameer.

Stephon Curry might just be this year's sleeper. Don't ignore his production just because he's skinny! He produced against teams whose whole defensive game plan was focused on stopping him. The Wiz need to take a hard look at this guy.

Posted by: original_mark | June 3, 2009 8:56 AM | Report abuse

... on the other hand, you can't completely ignore size and focus just on college production. A guy like DeJuan Blair simply will not be able to dominate against NBA players like he did in college.

My take is that big guys who produce in college are a little iffier in the pros. Of course, opportunity and other factors come into play.

One last thing I looked up...

Chris Jackson was listed at 6'0, 162. Mahmoud Abdur Raouf was similar type player to Curry in college but I think he played with Stanley Roberts and Shaq so he had more help than Curry. He had a decent NBA career.

Posted by: original_mark | June 3, 2009 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Anybody got any news on the rest of the coaching roster or special assistants?

Posted by: LarryInClintonMD | June 3, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

"... on the other hand, you can't completely ignore size and focus just on college production. "

Speaking of which:

"9. Ty Lawson, UNC
Lawson is coming off a rough week: Some GMs didn't like him in the combine setting, he measured the shortest of any point guard in the draft, and there were questions about his conditioning and a potential toe injury. Put all that together and Lawson seems to be the one guy slipping on a lot of boards.
Two GMs had him ranked as high as sixth on their point guard list, but a number of others had him much lower, with two GMs ranking him 10th and one GM ranking him 11th."

Posted by: kalo_rama | June 3, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

b r a v o !!!

Posted by: LIKWID | June 4, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

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