Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nike Hyperdunk Victim No 2: Terry (Banned Ad?)

I'm not sure this ad was even banned considering it is 1:30 long and would never be on TV at this length but that is how it's presented on YouTube (probably to get more views).  I'm still trying to figure out if this whole uproar about the Hyperdunk ads being homophobic are even real or if it is just to create publicity around the new shoe.   I could easily see both being true as people are super sensitive about everything these days and companies will do just about anything to create hype about their products.  Hey, wait a minute.  HYPErdunk?  Connection?  Who f'n knows.

There is nothing I can see that would make these even close to offensive for anyone, gay or not.  If you get dunked on, there is a high probability that you are going to catch some dude's nutsack in your grille.  That's part of basketball life.  It's not fun and it's definitely embarrassing.  If you don't want it to happen, step your game up and play some D.  Since I don't have enough time to elaborate any further, I thought the dude at Basketbawful did a great job of summarizing this situation and said a lot the same things I would have said.  You can find links to other related stories there as well.  (Dope site by the way, so check it out on the regular).

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