Nike Hosts the Most Celeb-Studded Pickup Game Ever

Fun New Spot Takes a Kid on a Journey Through Eight Different Sports

Published On
Jul 14, 2015

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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.


Jul 14, 2015
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
Wieden & Kennedy
Creative Director :
Chris Groom
Creative Director :
Stuart Brown
Copywriter :
Derek Szynal
Producer :
Ross Plummer
Art Director :
Jason Campbell
Executive Agency Producer :
Matt Hunnicutt
Strategic Planning :
Andy Lindblade
Strategic Planning :
Brandon Thornton
Strategic Planning :
Reid Schilperoort
Media/Comms Planning :
Daniel Sheniak
Media/Comms Planning :
Reme DeBisschop
Media/Comms Planning :
Brian Goldstein
Media/Comms Planning :
Emily Graham
Account Team :
Karrelle Dixon
Account Team :
Jordan Muse
Account Team :
Corey Woodson
Account Team :
Shinya Kamata
Business Affairs :
Dusty Slowik
Executive Creative Directors :
Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Directors :
Joe Staples
Production Company :
Imperial Woodpecker
Director :
Stacy Wall
Executive Producer :
Doug Helbert
Line Producer :
Matt Wersinger
Director, Photography :
Jon Lynch
Editorial Company :
Work, LA
Editor :
Rich Orrick
Assistant Editor :
Clay Doggett
Post Executive Producer :
Marlo Baird
Visual Effects :
Joint Editorial, Portland
Visual Effects Supervisor :
Alex Thiesen
Flame Artist :
Katrina Salicrup
Visual Effects Producer :
Rebekah Koerbel
Sound Company :
Barking Owl
Sound Designer :
Michael Anastasi
Song :
Surfin Bird, The Trashmen
Producer :
Whitney Fromholtz
Mix Company :
Lime Studios
Mixer :
Loren Sibler
Producer :
Susie Boyajan

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