In this fun new spot from Nike, a kid gets dragged into a pickup basketball game on a hot summer day and it leads to an incredible, celebrity-studded journey through all kinds of sport.
After agreeing to join in the game as another kid tells him "we're short a guy," he's catapulted into increasingly crazy scenarios featuring different sports: a 10K race, a baseball game, a bus full of sumo wrestlers, beach volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and rugby. Athletic greats including Mike Trout, Garrett Richards, Misty May-Treanor, Miles and Lyle Thompson, Mia Hamm and Andrew Luck pop up along the way.
The energetic film, which feels ilke classic, old-school Nike advertising, takes him seamlessly through the sports before he finally comes full circle by returning to the basketball game -- where NBA star Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans tells him again, "We're short a guy."
The campaign, by Wieden & Kennedy Portland and directed by Imperial Woodpecker's Stacy Wall, broke during the MLB Home Run Derby earlier this week.