John Legend, who recently became the first cameo for Google's Assistant, now brings his silky voice to a twist on the classic "Schoolhouse Rock" tune,“Three is a magic number,” in Gatorade’s touching tribute to retiring NBA player Dwyane Wade.
The musician alters the song's familiar lyrics to reflect moments in the Miami Heat player’s 15-year career. The number three is on his jersey, he was drafted into the NBA in 2003. The song counts in multiples of three as it celebrates points he’s earned throughout his career, and of course, there are his three NBA Championships with the Heat.
The spot, created out of TBWA/Chiat/Day L.A., also celebrates ”faith, hope and charity,” the “heart, the brain and the body”-- trinities of qualities he displayed all throughout his career and in his contributions to the world outside of basketball. And with the song’s famous line that begins “a man and a woman had a little baby,” we see scenes of both Wade’s family as a young boy, and then of the one he has now, as a husband and father.
Tributes have flooded in for the NBA pro, who played his final home game in Miami last night. Budweiser delivered an emotional twist on the jersey-swapping he’s done during his final season, and even former President Obama wished him farewell.