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The Top 10 NBA Commercials of All Time

Top 10 NBA Commercials of All Time

Michael Jordan
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Basketball players have starred in some of the most memorable advertisements to ever air on television. Whether they are endorsing McDonald's or Nike, basketball players have a knack for getting their point across in a significant way. Here's a look at the top 10 NBA commercials of all time.

10. Charles Barkley - "I Am Not a Role Model"

10. Charles Barkley - "I Am Not a Role Model"

Charles Barkley
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One of the greatest NBA players of all time delivered a strong, straight-to-the-point message in this Nike ad.

9. Uncle Drew

9. Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew
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Uncle Drew is a series of Pepsi Max commercials that stars the talented Kyrie Irving as the slam-dunking old guy known as Uncle Drew. There are six chapters in the hilarious series so far.

8. Lil' Penny

8. Lil' Penny

Lil' Penny
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During Penny Hardaway's rise to excellence, Nike created a series of commercials featuring a puppet as Hardaway's alter ego voiced by comedian Chris Rock. The commercials proved to be both hysterical and bizarre, which made these ads noteworthy to this day.

7. Michael Jordan - "Like Mike"

7. Michael Jordan - "Like Mike"

Like Mike
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Gatorade is just one of the dozens of products that Jordan has endorsed throughout his life. "Like Mike" delivers unforgettable images accompanied by a catchy tune that we will never stop singing.

6. LeBron James - "The LeBrons"

6. LeBron James - "The LeBrons"

The LeBrons
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"The LeBrons" is a series of Nike commercials starring a family made entirely out of LeBrons. The commercials are both funny and insightful.

5. Michael Jordan - "Failure"

5. Michael Jordan - "Failure"

Michael Jordan Failure
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Jordan starred in this thought-provoking and encouraging Nike ad. If this commercial does not make you want to take your dreams head on, then I don't know what will.

4. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird - "The Showdown"

4. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird - "The Showdown"

Michael Jordan VS Larry Bird
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In this comical McDonald's ad, Bird challenges Jordan to a game of H-O-R-S-E for his Big Mac and fries. The commercial gained popularity after it aired before kickoff of Super Bowl XXVII.

3. Michael Jordan - "Let Your Game Speak"

3. Michael Jordan - "Let Your Game Speak"

Michael Jordan Let Your Game Speak
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"Let Your Game Speak" was created to promote Air Jordans, but the ad accomplished much more than that. The memorable commercial is one of Jordan's most famous and inspiring Nike ads to ever grace our televisions.

2. NBA Forever

2. NBA Forever

NBA Forever Commercial
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TNT kicked off the start of the 2011-12 basketball season with a mesmerizing commercial that sent chills down our spines. The ad featured a haunting mash-up of both past and present basketball legends.

1. Michael Jordan and Spike Lee - "Is It The Shoes?"

1. Michael Jordan and Spike Lee - "Is It The Shoes?"

Michael Jordan and Spike Lee
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In the 1990s, Jordan teamed up with Lee — who plays Mars Blackmon — for a series of commercials to promote the new Air Jordans. The most prominent ad of the series faces us with the question: "Is it the shoes?"

It's got to be the shoes.

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