While watching game two of the Nuggets-Utah series the commercial above came on, and I had an immediate WTF moment. I rewound the commercial two or three times just to see if I’d heard it right, and found that my ears weren’t deceiving me. I couldn’t figure out why the people of Utah would support the future champion Carmelo Anthony. It made no sense at all, especially since he was playing against Utah’s beloved Jazz in round one. We debated in an e-mail chain what the motive behind this ad was. We found no ties to Melo in Utah. He went to Syracuse, and was born a New Yorker, so not connection there. The only thing we really came up with was that they shared a state border. Dyslecix claimed it was a Nike covert commercial operation, and low and behold, he was right!
Today it was let on that Melo teamed up with Nike’s Jordan brand to create this confusing, but creative commercial. When first approached about the ad Melo asked “You like it, think it’s funny?” I fully fell for it, I thought it was a serious PSA from the state of Utah, and the fans of Melo! Turns out it was geared towards riling up the Utah fans. I’m not sure why Denver wants Energy Solutions Arena any louder than it already is, those Mormons are pretty wild. Melo had this to say about the ad, “To make it seem like all the fans in Utah are rooting for me. It’s just stirring some stuff up. If we had played Phoenix, it would be the same thing.”
Good stuff Melo, I’m sure the Mormons hate you and your tatoos a little more now. He was also asked how he thinks the fans will react to him in Game 3, Melo said: “Of course, they’ll boo me. . . . It’s the playoffs.” Good to see we’re on the same page with this one Melo… All in all I liked the ad, and it made me think way more than I should’ve had to for any ad. I guess Nike got their wish, because even I felt it was postworthy material…
April 22nd, 2010 at 1:45 pm
And if this series should be blown by the Nuggets then I guess that the Jazz and their fans will indeed be having the last laugh leaving ‘melo looking like a tool as always ! This is the same guy who when questioned about tellin’ witnesses to violent or drug crimes that they shouldn’t snitch ? You can see where ‘melo is coming from.
nd by the way just because he went to Syracuse it doesn’t make him a prospective candidate for MENSA. ‘melo was never that bright to begin with.
April 22nd, 2010 at 2:24 pm
Ha, I don’t see any one and done player as being all that smart intellectually. Plus, I’m sure most of their classes aren’t really towards any degree, more just classes that are easiest to pass… I’m actually pulling for the Jazz eventhough I’ve hated them for years upon years. I guess I’ve steadily grown a mancrush on DWill… Should be a good series either way!
April 22nd, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I can only assume that he didn’t go the route of Leinart who allegedly took ballroom dancing as an elective while at USC ?
Like I said though if the Nuggets should go belly up then it’ll be the Jazz fans who’ll end up having the last laugh at melo’s expense. Nike have become a laughing stock as of late when it comes to their creativity in marketing.
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April 23rd, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Living here in Salt Lake City, it seems like Jazz fans hate Carmelo as much as they do Kobe. He isn’t very liked from what I gather, but the Jazz are just a whiny bunch of sissy fans anyways.
Here’s to hoping though that Carmelo goes off on the Jazz for some big games but his team loses. As a Laker fan, if LA gets by OKC I would much rather see Utah in Round 2 than Denver who has given LA problems all season.